Missing persons receive attention and help healing in Kosovo*


Between 1998 and 1999, the conflict in Kosovo resulted in thousands dead, left homeless and more than 6,000 people missing.

(Lutfije Vokshi’s holds a photograph her brother, Adem Ademi, who has been missing from Kosovo* since 1999.  © OHCHR)

Lutfije Vokshi’s brother, Adem Ademi, was one of those.

A doctor from Mitrovica, Ademi and 23 others tried to leave Kosovo just after the NATO bombings started in the country. The group was stopped by Serbian police. Ademi has been missing ever since.

Lutfije still looks for him and the Multi-Ethnic Resource Centre on Missing Persons in Kosovo* is there to help. The centre provides a neutral space where Kosovo Serbs, Kosovo Albanians, and others can access resources, information and other means to assist their quest to find information on missing loved ones.

The UN Human Rights Office of the UN Mission in Kosovo*(UNMIK) helped to build capacity and provide financial support for the centre. Learn more about the stories behind the centre through a video showcasing the work.

* Reference to Kosovo shall be understood in full compliance with the UN SC Resolution 1244 (1999) and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo*.

Global Impact is a series of photo essays and short videos highlighting the work of the UN Human Rights Office in the lives of people in the places where we work. You can see more Global Impact stories.

18 January 2019


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