ICRC‘s forensic unit handles approx. 50.000 victims every year. One important task is the identification of the victims. The identification needs to take place within 48 hours, otherwise visual identification is no longer possible. This is particularly challenging in warm climates.
How can we improve the visual identification process in the field?
- New body bag design that slows decomposition for up to 72 hours without active cooling.
- Easier identity acquisition and management through new data concept and support tools.