From 1975 to 2005, thousands of people from all communities and regions were kidnapped and went missing in Lebanon. They were taken from the streets, their homes or their workplace and were never to be seen again. Due to the silence imposed by the authorities at the end of the war, their families have never known what happened to them. 28 years after the end of the war, the families of the missing are still striving for the State to create an investigative committee to clarify the fate of their loved ones.There is no doubt it is the responsibility of the authorities to unveil the truth about the disappeared, but it also requires the participation of the society. Because the truth is made of multiple pieces of information that lay in people’s untold stories from the war.The memory map initiative is an attempt to create a space where anyone can share their stories, and contribute to shed light on Lebanon’s traumatic past.This effort aims above all to prepare the ground for the national investigative committee. It also seeks to give the opportunity for people to tell their experience of the war, have their suffering acknowledged and thus contribute to heal the wounds of the past.
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