This is the fourth in IOM’s series of annual global reports on the deaths and disappearances of migrants around the world. Since 2014, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded globally the deaths of more than 32,000 people.
Fatal Journeys Volume 3 – Part 2 focuses on regional perspectives, taking an in-depth look at the quantity and quality of data on missing migrants in six different regions: (a) Middle East and North Africa; (b) sub-Saharan Africa; (c) Asia-Pacific; (d) Central America; (e) South America; and (f) Europe and the Mediterranean.
This briefing is part of IOM´s forthcoming global report on migrant fatalities, Fatal Journeys Vol. 3
This second volume in IOM’s series of global reports on migrant deaths, Fatal Journeys Vol. 2: Identification and Tracing of Dead and Missing Migrants, has two main objectives. First, it provides an in-depth analysis of available data on migrant deaths for 2015. Data on the number and profile of dead and missing migrants are presented for different regions of the world, drawing upon the data collected through IOM’s Missing Migrants Project. Second, the report examines the challenges facing families and authorities seeking to identify and trace missing migrants. The study compares practices in different parts of the world, and identifies a number of innovative measures that could potentially be replicated elsewhere.