Missing Persons Committee in North and East Syria begins work

The Missing Persons Committee in North and East Syria, established in August 2023 to determine the fate of those disappeared in the region, has started its work.

The Missing Persons Committee, established by the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria 29 August 2023 to implement the UN General Assembly resolution, will start its work on Saturday.

The institution stated that it will start its work at its centres in Qamishlo and Hesekê, and that families of the missing should turn to the nearest centre.

Lawyer Xalid Omer, the head of the organisation affiliated to the Department of Foreign Relations of the Autonomous Administration, said: "The committee has been preparing for its work since its establishment. Branch delegations will start working in Qamishlo and Hesekê as of Saturday."

Speaking about the programme of the commission, Xalid Omer said, "The committees in the Cizre canton will receive relatives and families of the disappeared twice a week on Saturdays and Tuesdays between 10.00-14.00."

Stating that the commission will collect documents and prepare a detailed list in this process, Omer reminded that the branches in Kobanê, Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor, Manbij, Afrin and Shehba will also enter into service soon.