On 30 August 2018, the International Day of the Disappeared, the ICRC opened the installation “Still Waiting”, dedicated to families whose loved ones have gone missing as a result of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
This installation symbolically shows the heavy burden of waiting and not knowing which these families carry every day. It aims to help us better understand families of the missing who simply want to know what happened to their loved ones. They have the right to know.
The installation “Still Waiting” is on display at the Kyiv Train Station from 31 August until 6 September, 2018.
The figures of the installation represent family members of people who have gone missing during the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
The first visitors of the installation “Still Waiting”.
The view on the installation from the top floor of the Kyiv train station.
Each of ten figures which form the installation symbolically wait for their missing relatives at the station and hold a quote by a family member of a missing person.
Guests during the opening of the installation “Still Waiting” on 30 August, 2018.
Alain Aeschlimann, the Head of the ICRC delegation in Ukraine, is giving a speech at the opening of the installation “Still Waiting”.
Guests are watching a video showing uncertainty and burden the families of the missing live with at the opening of the installation “Still Waiting”.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister for European Integration, is giving a speech at the opening of the installation “Still Waiting”.
Iryna Herashchenko, First Deputy Speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, is giving remarks at the opening ceremony of the installation.
Guests of the “Still Waiting” installation are reviewing the printed materials about the needs of the families of the missing people in Ukraine.