Remembering the disappeared
PEOPLE missing through war and conflict are being remembered with a new garden at Trinity Centre Community Gardens.
The British Red Cross memory garden was officially unveiled on Thursday, this year's International Day of the Disappeared, an annual commemoration of people who have gone missing in armed conflicts or other violent situations.
In Bristol, the charity's International Tracing and Message Service works across borders to reunite family members who have lost contact with each other as a result of war, natural disaster or migration.
Red Cross staff are working with more than 100 people in Bristol, mainly from the city's Somali and Afghan communities, who have lost contact with their loved ones.
Bridal hand tied bouquet (Roses)
2 Bridesmaids (Roses)
Groom & Best Man button holes (Roses)
Discounted rates apply to larger Bridal party requests.
Not to be used with any other offer.
Contact: 0117 2448228
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
Red Cross ITMS service manager Liz Abbey said: "The coming together of the British Red Cross with Trinity Community Arts highlights the importance of the Day of the Disappeared.
"There are thousands of people who are going through the agony and pain of losing contact with loved ones.
"The day remembers those people and gives the Red Cross the opportunity to let them know we are here to help them.
"When families are separated by conflict, natural disaster or migration, the British Red Cross works through a global network to put them back in touch through our free ITMS service."
The memory garden includes flowers, a kiwi tree and will be a space for people to pay tribute to the missing.
Organisers say they hope it will be a safe place for people to come and remember loved ones they have lost contact with.