Living without them: Stories of families left behind

Tens of thousands of families around the world are missing relatives who left to migrate to another country and haven’t been heard from again. In 2019-2020, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and a team of independent researchers carried out a project in Ethiopia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe to better understand the experiences and the challenges that families in these countries face while searching for their missing migrant relatives. As part of the project, a four-part podcast series that looked at the findings of the research was developed, hosted by the Missing Migrants Project team and produced by IOM's Media and Communications Division. The podcast series explores how families tirelessly search for answers about their loved ones, despite having so little formal support along the way.