Red Cross

B/Haram: Red Cross gets over 2,000 requests on missing persons

The Nigeria office of the International Committee of the Red Cross says it has taken 2,353 requests to trace missing persons but located only about seven out of every 100 missing persons.

The Head of delegation of the Red Cross in Nigeria, Karl Mattli, said in Abuja at a ceremony to mark the International Day of Missing Persons yesterday that the organization located about 315 persons and reunited 193 of them, including one Ibrahim Aminu who was reunited with his grandmother, Falmata Ahmaduram, years after their family was torn apart by Boko Haram attacks.

Karl said the Red Cross had also opened 726 new tracing files for people looking for missing relatives.
Under a programme for restoring family links across the Lake Chad region, 472 free phone calls opened to people separated from their families and 146 family messages were facilitated among separated relatives, he said.

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