A disappeared individual is one whose location is unknown, also in the case of the individual is dead and the body has not been found. A person is missing when there is no information on the person’s whereabouts or when reports about an individual is received about their disappearance or detention. It is a continuous absence that generates political, social and family effects
Depending on the context, the absence of a person can generate a more concrete description; identifying him or her as displaced, refugee, kidnapped, forced disappearance, missing migrant, disappeared detainee, among others.
The FAFG investigates cases of disappearance, especially in the context of the internal armed conflict
The families looking for a missing family member reveal in their testimonies the emotional, economic and life experience impact that the disappearance of their loved has on them.