Monthly Archives: September 2016

Daily World News Digest, 1 September 2016

More resources needed to identify bodies of missing migrants, researchers find

A new report issued on 30 August by the University of York, City University London and the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, shows that many of the bodies of migrants drowned in the Mediterranean are never identified. In 2015 and the first half of 2016, more than 6,600 refugees and migrants drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean after their boats capsized while trying to reach Europe. The crisis is ongoing and every day more people go missing. The report shows that official investigations were limited and often flawed. Personal effects of refugees found on the beaches were not systematically collected or stored to support identification, and survivors of shipwrecks were not systematically interviewed about those who had died. It also identifies problems in the management of data from bodies. In Italy, for example, every…