Daily Digest, 6 June 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina: new mass grave found
The N1 news channel from southeast Europe reports that a mass grave has been found on Mount Igman near Sarajevo, believed to contain the human remains of residents of the village of Donij Hadzici who went missing in 1992. DNA tests will be undertaken to identify remains. https://bit.ly/2WjKbp0

Ecuador: families of the missing call for better police training
The Association of Relatives and Friends of Missing Persons in Ecuador has requested a meeting with the State Attorney General to address the problem of missing persons in the country, the Ecuadorian online newspaper Confirmado.net reports. It says there were 10,500 reported missing persons cases from 2014 to 2017 in Ecuador and families complain that police are not properly trained to carry out investigations (Original article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2KABwMV

Malta: navy rescues 370 migrants from Mediterranean
AFP reports that Malta’s navy has rescued 370 migrants from the Mediterranean in four separate operations. It says tose rescued, including many women and children, have been taken to Malta for health checks. https://bit.ly/2wB9mZU

“At least 50 missing” following landslides in Uganda
AFP reports that at least 50 people are missing as a result of landslides caused by heavy rains in Uganda. After the landslides on Tuesday night 150 houses were destroyed while 250 people were forced to leave their homes. The number of deaths could rise due to continued rainfall and the likelihood of outbreaks of cholera and diarrheal disease. https://yhoo.it/2wG2oCV

Australia: missing persons on milk bottles
The Australian news publication, Mirage News reports that the Federal Police are working with a milk company to put the faces of missing persons on milk bottles in the Canberra region to raise awareness about long-term missing persons cases and gather new information. https://bit.ly/2EV2pY9 

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.