On the International Day of the Disappeared, gatherings and other events are taking place in several places throughout the world to help keep alive the memory of those who are still missing. These events also help the family members and friends of missing persons to cope with the uncertainty they live with everyday.
This humanitarian problem is massive and global. It affects communities wherever armed conflict, violence and migration occurs or has occured.
In Latin America, over 100,000 people are missing due to forced disappearances, armed conflict, other situations of violence and migration.