Since 2011, tens of thousands of people have disappeared in Syria

For three decades and increasingly since 2011, tens of thousands of people in Syria have been detained and subsequently vanished without a trace. Their families are forced to live in the dark , not knowing whether they are still alive. Relatives trying to find out what happened to to their loved ones put themselves at risk.

Meet some of the disappeared


Press release: Government must return remains of 161 people confirmed dead after being forcibly disappeared.


Profiles of Khalil Maatouk and Rania Al-Abbasi were added.