August 30th, 2012 marked the International Day of the Disappeared. That year, NEFAD together with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Nepal Red Cross Society hosted an event in the memory of the more than 1,400 people disappeared during the People’s War. Regional events were held as well. The events were as follows:
Central Event in Kathmandu
1. Main event on August 30 ICRC, NRCS and NEFAD, interaction and press release program at NRCS Hall, Kalimati at 11:00 am (about 100 families are participating in this program)
2. Joint program with National Human Rights Commission in Lalitpur at 2:00 pm.
3. Joint event with TJ Advocacy Group in the evening – Lighting the Memory candles and musical program at Patan Durbarsquare. From 5:00 pm onwards
Midwestern Region in Gulariya, Bardiya District (400 families participated in this program)
Eastern Region in Jhapa District (100 families participated)
In the rest of districts, NEFAD coordinated for commemoration program with Nepal Redcross Society across Nepal.
NEFAD also prepared the following Solidarity Postcard that was distributed to more than 1400 families across Nepal to commemorate the day.