Missing Persons in the Syrian Conflict
The Syrian War, a brutal and protracted conflict that has raged since 2011, has left an indelible mark on the world. The war has been characterized by its complexity, with numerous regional and international actors, each with vested interests. Yet, amidst the political maneuverings and military strategies, one fact remains tragically overlooked: an estimated 130,000 people have gone missing during this conflict.
The reasons behind these disappearances are as complex as the war itself. They range from individuals getting caught in crossfire or bombings to enforced disappearances where people are detained without trial or held in secret detention centers. The chaos of war, coupled with the involvement of numerous factions, has created a perfect storm where accountability is lost.
Historic – The UN General Assembly just voted to establish a new body that will work to reveal the fate of over 100,000 people missing or forcibly disappeared in #Syria.
Yes – 83
No – 11
Abstained – 62