Month: October 2018

Missing migrants, lost and dead: AP methodology

The Associated Press set out to count the number of dead and missing migrants worldwide since 2014, the year that Europe’s deadly migration crisis prompted the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration to start its Missing Migrants project. The I…

The global lost: 56,800 migrants dead and missing in 4 years

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: “Unknown B/Male.” These men were migrants from elsewh…

Migrant caravan must walk as Mexico ignores demand for buses

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) – Thousands of Central American migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, and activists aiding the group said they were shifting their route toward the Gulf coast, a path closer to the Texas border. The…

Australia aims to remove asylum seeker children from Nauru

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia aims to remove all asylum seeker children from Nauru within two months as concerns escalate about their deteriorating health after languishing on the tiny Pacific atoll nation for up to five years. But Cabinet minis…