Denial and silence or acknowledgement and disclosure
Margriet Blaauw and Virpi Lähteenmäki
Disappearances are a worldwide problem. Over the last few decades the world has been shocked by accounts of tens of thousands of people who are known to have disappeared in Cambodia, Latin America, Iraq, Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya and others.Forced disappearance have an effect on the individual, his/her family and the community as a whole. The problems that family members of disappeared persons face are complex and can be overwhelming.
Key wordsDisappeared Persons / mental health / post-traumatic stress disorder / therapy
CountriesCambodia / Chechnya / Former Yugoslavia / Iraq / Latin America / Rwanda