Daily Digest, 9 July 2019

Libya: Harsh conditions for migrants amid airstrikes

Following the air strike on a migrant detention camp in the Libyan capital Tripoli last week in which 53 people were killed and 130 more injured, Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, has called for an international rescue mission for migrants trapped in these camps, the Daily Telegraph reports. https://bit.ly/2LGA6AV

Iraq: wildfires and mass graves

Ezidi 24 has published an ICMP statement noting that wildfires in the Sinjar area, where ICMP is working with the Iraqi authorities and UNITAD at a series of mass grave excavations, are unlikely to have damaged human remains at mass graves. ICMP adds, however, that “the recovery of surface remains at vulnerable sites should be a priority.” (Original article in Arabic) https://bit.ly/2XxHUY5

Human remains to be buried in Srebrenica on 11 July

The human remains of 33 victims killed during the Srebrenica Genocide in July 1995 will be transported today from the mortuary in Visoko near Sarajevo to the Potočari Memorial Center, where they will be buried on 11 July, N1 reports (Original article in B/C/S).  https://bit.ly/2JoV7P3

More victims found in Syria mass grave

The Jerusalem Post reports that at least six sets of human remains in orange jumpsuits have been uncovered in a mass grave south of the Euphrates, near the city of Raqqa in northeastern Syria. The grave is believed to contain up to 800 bodies and is one of more than dozen that have been found since Da’esh was pushed out of Raqqa in 2017. https://bit.ly/2JqIdyM

Kashmir: UN calls for probe into human rights violations

The UN has accused both India and Pakistan of human rights violations including arbitrary detention in Kashmir, Aljazeera reports. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for the formation of a commission of inquiry into the allegations. https://bit.ly/2XQootX

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.