International Day of the Disappeared



To mark the International Day of the Disappeared, Syrian families whose loved ones were forcibly disappeared by the regime or other armed groups gathered their strength to lay hundreds of phones on the cobbles of Berlin – a bold statement to illustrate their agonizing wait by the phone in hope for news about the release of their husbands, sons, sisters and friends, or for confirmation of their fate and whereabouts. 

Their message to governments: families have the right to know what happened to tens of thousands of missing Syrians. It’s time for the world to act to end impunity for these crimes, hold perpetrators accountable, and reveal the fate of Syria’s disappeared. The families will never stop demanding answers. 


Alongside رابطة عائلات قيصر - Caesar Families Association, Families For Freedom, رابطة معتقلي ومفقودي سجن صيدنايا, Massar - مسار and Ta'afi