Remains of 22 people missing due to conflict in Georgia’s Abkhazia region identified

The War in Abkhazia from 1992 to 1993 was fought between Georgian government forces for the most part and Abkhaz separatist forces, Russian armed forces and North Caucasian militants. Photo: N.Alavidze/, 23 Apr 2018 - 15:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced today that the remains of another 22 people who went missing due to the 1992–93 armed conflict in Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia region have been identified and will be handed over to their families shortly.

Today, the decades of uncertainty are over for another 22 families,” said Biljana Milosevic, the head of the ICRC’s delegation in Georgia.
But more than 2,400 people remain unaccounted for as a result of the conflicts of the 1990s and August 2008. Families have the right to know what happened to them,” Milosevic added.

Since the coordination mechanism was first set up in 2010 with the technical and financial support of the ICRC, the remains of 325 people who went missing during the conflict have been recovered.

Of these, 148 have been identified; identification of all the other remains is ongoing, ICRC reported.