To ensure that every life lost to armed violence is identified correctly, recorded effectively, and recognised and remembered appropriately.
Casualty recording is the process of documenting every death in a particular armed conflict, region or context. The aim is to identify every victim individually and, where possible, the circumstances of their death.
We believe that:
- Every human being is born free and equal in dignity and rights.
- Human dignity should never be compromised, even in death.
- The way we remember, and respect, our dead is central to our humanity.
- Each and every life lost to armed violence must be recorded.
- Casualty recorders are human rights defenders.
- We cannot achieve our mission alone.
Every Casualty Counts coordinates the Casualty Recorders Network, the primary global network for casualty recorders around the world.
We also promote a global set of Standards for Casualty Recording and undertake international level advocacy, in order to enhance the policy, practice and legal standing of casualty recording.