Nepal's Civil War
War in Nepal: Basic Information
Disappeared people
Number of People disappeared 1996-2006
Maoists in Nepal
Disappeared people - Missing Persons
Disappeared persons in Nepal

August 2008

Missing persons
The ICRC and the Nepal Red Cross Society are publishing the names of more than 1200 people reported as missing by their relatives between 1996 and 2006.

ICRC Families of missing persons have a right to know August 2008

September 2006

Number of
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal has urged the government and the Maoist leadership to clarify the state of hundreds of people who are missing in course of the decade-long armed conflict.

National Human Rights Commission says it has received 1,768 complaints of people disappeared by the security forces till second week of August 2006. Similarly, 750 complaints were filed in reference to people missing hands of the Maoists and 73 at the hands of unidentified people.

This also includes the cases of over 40 detainees tortured and disappeared from a Maharajgunj-based Army barracks in Kathmandu during 2003-04. The International Day of the Disappeared is an annual commemoration day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

Earlier, the NHRC found the whereabouts of 1,205 people disappeared by the state, 435 by the Maoists and 15 by the unidentified group.

Estimatd number of disappeared persons in Nepal 2006
National Human Rights Commission
statistics per August 2006
Disappeared by state 1,768 complaints
Disappeared by state 750 complaints
National Human Rights Commission
statistics per August 2006
Disappeared by rebels 435 people
Disappeared by unidentified group 15 people
Disappeared by rebels 750 complaints
Disappeared by unidentified group 73 complaints