Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 15/ Trend , K. Zarbaliyeva/
The families of 4,400 people who went missing during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict do not know the fate of their relatives, the International Red Cross Committee (IRRC) said.
The IRCC said the relatives have the right to receive information about their loved ones. Governmental agencies must provide them with this information, the committee said.
Last year, the IRCC designed a program to help governmental agencies fulfill these obligations.
A second round of training was also held last year in accordance with a framework agreement signed by the Azerbaijani government, the IRCC and Gold Crescent Society as part of the program in 2008.
During the two-week training in Barda, volunteers and officers of the Azerbaijan Gold Crescent Society taught families how to communicate on this issue.
The volunteers will meet with families in Agdam, Ajabadi, Barda, Beylagan, Fuzuli, Tartar, Yevlakh, Ganja, Goygol, Agstafa, Gazakh, Tovuz, Shamkir, Gadabay, Dashkasan, Samukh, Mingachevir and Goranboy.
Volunteers of the Gold Crescent Society collected over 800 inquiries from families in Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron since the launch of the program.
The IRCC has cooperated with governmental agencies and helped them fulfill the obligations envisaged by international law since 1992. It supports the rights of families of missing people to obtain information about their loved ones.
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