From the Balkans to Nepal and beyond, the families of missing people deserve a better and broader response – that was the message of the ICRC on the International Day of the Disappeared recently. To mark the occasion, our colleagues in Uganda put together a moving photo gallery, called the "Ambiguity of Disappearance."
It's not surprising that the images play with light and dark, shadow and movement – they reflect the sometimes fleeting hope but often unbearable anguish that come with not knowing the fate of a missing loved one. They also illustrate the importance of the human connection, and how the acts of remembering and reaching out – of simply sharing a meal together or reading out the names of the missing – are powerful ways of demonstrating that while they may be gone, they are never forgotten.
You can read the ICRC's news release by clicking here.