The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) expresses its solidarity to the victims of Ambo, Huánuco Province, who, last Thursday April 1st, lost family members in the mudslides and to those who have not yet been able to determine the whereabouts of their loved ones. The latter are generally referred to as “the missing” because it is not known whether or not they are dead or alive and their families suffer the anguish of not knowing what happened to them. Coupled to this natural disaster is an equally important problem, which is that the official figures refer to 40 mortal victims while local inhabitants estimate that there may be between 200 and 300. As underlined by the media when commenting the events at Ambo, it is a fact that for the families of the victims who have suffered a traumatic situation such as this one, being able to bury their loved ones in a dignified manner can be a means to recover a certain serenity. The tragedy of Ambo calls for a reflection on another equally important and present tragedy: the fact that in Peru there could be over 14,000 missing persons. They did not disappear as a consequence of a natural disaster but in the hands of State agents or subversive groups during the internal armed conflict (1980-2000). Like in Ambo, we do not have, as of yet, a final number of victims, which makes it very difficult to determine the search strategy to be implemented. The families of those thousands of missing persons, just as the families from Ambo, many of which-as a matter of fact-are from the Huánuco Province, have been waiting for the last 27 years to know what happened to their loved ones and, in the cases when their family members are proven to be dead, for the return of their remains in order to give them dignified burials. The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) will continue fighting for a country that warrants the Right to Know to all those who lost their loved ones in natural disasters or as part of the internal conflict. For Peru not to be a country of clandestine cemeteries and for its citizens not to live without knowing what happened to their children, mothers and brothers since that lack of knowledge, that anguishing darkness, is also a way of dying.