Daily World News Digest, 24 July 2018

US: Border Control missing migrants program

KVEO.com from Texas reports on efforts by the US Border Patrol to help migrants who become lost on the trek through the Rio Grande Valley. The Border Patrol is implementing a new program that it says will combat smuggling and migrant deaths and enable missing migrants to call for help using new emergency markers. https://bit.ly/2OafBLL

Mexico: mass graves in Tijuana

The Zocalo news portal from Mexico reports on the work of a forensic medical team in Tijuana, on the US-Mexico border, which has had to process more than 300 sets of human remains every month this year, largely recovered from four different mass graves (article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2zYW1PH

Chad: impunity for enforced disappearance

Amnesty International has published a report listing concerns about what it says is the increasing use of repressive laws and the intelligence service in Chad. Among other things, the report highlights impunity for crimes such as enforced disappearance. https://bit.ly/2O8qIol

Italy and Libya reject new EU migrant strategy

The Local Italy reports on the arrangement between the EU and Libya, under which the Libyan coastguard is intercepting migrant vessels trying to cross the Mediterranean and bringing them back to Libya. It says Italy and Libya have rejected an EU proposal on asylum centers. https://bit.ly/2uJHW3w

Items in the Daily World News Digest are summaries of published reports relevant to the issue of missing persons, compiled by ICMP staff. These items do not necessarily reflect the position of ICMP.