Red Cross concerned about the number of people still missing in Kosovo

 The International Committee of the Red Cross, said is very concerned with the pace of work to elucidate the fate of persons who even after 17 years of Kosovo War, are estimated as missing. These comments were made during a meeting in Belgrade of a working group of Kosovo and Serbia mediated by the Red Cross, where they discussed further steps to be taken to clarify what happened to 1 thousand and 666 people who are still in missing lists. International Committee of the Red Cross expressed concerns over the lack of the progress on this issue, since only four cases were resolved during 2015, which represents the lowest annual number reported since the end of fighting. 

Chairman of the working group, Laurent Burkhalter of  Red Cross said that "families have the right to express their disappointment because of the lack of progress. They feel that their right to know in order to get end this pain is ignored. It is indeed the time that the political will of the authorities to return to work, and then to results."

A breakthrough was achieved in 2014 when 53 troops are found in Rudnica of Raska in southern Serbia, were exhumed and identified. However, is said in a statement of Red Cross, the process almost stalled in 2015.

It is necessary that authorities to be actively engaged in researching cases of missing persons and search of possible grave sites.

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