Over 44,000 people registered as Missing in Africa, children accounts for 45% of the cases…ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC, says more than 44,000 people across Africa are registered as missing with the ICRC, and over 45% of the cases were children at the time they went missing.
In a statement ahead of this year’s International day of the disappeared, marked 30th August every year, the ICRC says Nigeria accounts for 24,000 missing people, over half of those registered as missing in Africa, and represents ICRC’s largest missing caseload on the continent. 
It says the International Committee of the Red Cross stands with the families and relatives of the missing and feel their pain while expressing their solidarity. 
It explains that Eighty-two percent of the missing are registered in seven countries in Africa, namely Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Libya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon. 
The the statement adds that more than 90 percent of the cases are the result of the armed conflict in the northeast of the country and 57% were children at the time they went missing.
The ICRC expresses concern that the African continent has seen a rise in the number of people registered as missing since 2020 due to armed conflicts and other situations of violence.
It says the ICRC will continue to do its best in supporting and seeking to provide answers to the families of missing persons. 

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