Gujarat gets International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Gujarat gets International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics

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Aiming to take better decisions of bodies during national and international emergencies, world’s first international centre for humanitarian forensics will be setup in Gujarat.
The International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) will facilitate better management of bodies during emergencies such as disasters. The ICHF is a joint venture of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives, and GFSU.
Inaugurating the ICHF, MS Dagur, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Gujarat, said, “Gujarat has always taken lead in implementing innovative ideas. The establishment of the International Center for Humanitarian Forensics is another milestone in this direction.”
JM Vyas, Director General, GFSU, said: “Large numbers of people are becoming victims of natural and man-made calamities and their identification becomes a challenge. This centre will help in proper management of bodies in times of crisis.” People tend to get more traumatised in situations when a family member goes missing and his/ her body is also not found. This is when the need for such centres is felt.

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