Yearly Archives: 2017

Canada Supports ICMP’s Efforts to Help Iraq Find Missing Persons

24 January 2017: The Government of Canada will support the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) to assist Iraq in locating and identifying missing persons in liberated areas of Iraq, and to respond to demands from victims’ families for justice and accountability. Canada will provide ICMP with CAN $2,291,923 to support this effort.

Under the contribution agreement that entered into force on January 1, 2017, the Government of Canada will fund ICMP activities to increase the effectiveness of Iraqi authorities in recovering and safeguarding human remains from mass graves in areas liberated from Da’esh, and increase the participation of family members, particularly women and girls, in the process of locating and identifying missing relatives.

The contribution has been made by Global Affairs Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, which is part of Canada’s toolkit for promoting international peace, security and stability. …