exactly are the Missing and POWs?
During the brutal Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Iraqi soldiers
captured and abducted a random selection of residents
in Kuwait . These residents consist of Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti
citizens. Some managed to escape during the uprise of
the Iraqi rebels right after Kuwaits liberation.
Unfortunately there remains some that didnt manage
to escape and are still under Iraqi captivity. These
Missing and POWs consist of both sexes, some employed
and others not old enough to have graduated.
many Missing and POWs are under Iraqi captivity?
The National Committee of Missing and POWs Affairs (NCMPA)
reports the total number to be at 605.
How does the committee (NCMPA) know the exact number
of Missing and POWs reported by them?
The committee (NCMPA) has an updated database of all
reported Missing and POWs. Every name recorded must
be verified by members of the family of that Missing
person or POW. A full profile of each Missing person
and POW is kept in file along with detailed information
on when and where the captivity took place.
What are the reactions of the average Kuwaiti towards
the POW issue?
Almost every Kuwaiti has a close relative or friend
that happens to be from among the reported Missing and
POWs. Although the number of captivated seem rather
small, they actually amount to nearly 0.1 % of the total
Kuwaiti population which means for every one thousand
Kuwaiti, one is being held as a POW.
When was NCMPA-Kuwait established?
The National Committee of Missing and POWs Affair was
officially established by the Kuwaiti Government on
May 5, 1991.
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