Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have gone missing along mixed migration routes worldwide. The research behind this project began with the October 2013 tragedies, when at least 368 individuals died in two shipwrecks near the Italian island of Lampedusa. Since then, Missing Migrants Project has developed into an important hub and advocacy source of information that media, researchers, and the general public access for the latest information.
With a count surpassing 60,000 over the last two decades, IOM calls on all the world’s governments to address what it describes as “an epidemic of crime and abuse."
Missing Migrants Project is a joint initiative of IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and Media and Communications Division (MCD). GMDAC has also published three reports on this issue: Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost during Migration, Fatal Journeys Volume 2: Identification and Tracing of Dead and Missing Migrants. A third volume was published in two parts in 2017, Fatal Journeys Volume 3 Part 1: Improving Data on Missing Migrants, and Volume 3 Part 2: Improving Data on Missing Migrants.
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Missing Migrants Project is made possible by funding by UK Aid from the Government of the United Kingdom; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the Government of the United Kingdom’s official policies.
Missing Migrants Project by International Organization for Migration (IOM) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means that Missing Migrants Project data and website content is free to share and adapt, as long as the appropriate attribution is given.
IOM's Missing Migrants Project is made possible by funding by UK Aid from the Government of the United Kingdom and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Governments of the United Kingdom or Switzerland.