Daily World News Digest, 2 May 2019

Bill to improve investigation of cases involving missing native American women

Lawmakers in the US state of Oregon are considering a bill that would oblige state police to improve investigations of cases involving missing or murdered Native American women, Jefferson Public Radio reports. Members of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women group have testified before the state Judiciary Committee, highlighting the bureaucratic and political issues that hinder investigations. https://bit.ly/2GQwKam

Scotland: nearly 2,000 children in care reported missing

Members of the Scottish Parliament have called for an investigation after figures showed that 1,935 children in care were reported missing in 2018. According to The Scotsman newspaper, a Scottish Government spokeswoman stated that the Missing People charity has been given funding to increase awareness about its services. https://bit.ly/2GWZdwk

US: Missing Persons Day event encourages families to submit DNA

A Missing Persons Day event in Detroit, Michigan, will encourage families of the missing to submit DNA to assist efforts to account for their loved ones. WWJ News Radio 950 says the event is designed to raise awareness about the issue and update missing persons databases in Michigan. https://bit.ly/2VD6utG

Yemen: Amnesty urges release of 10 journalists
Amnesty
reports that the Houthi movement in Yemen has held 10 journalists since the summer of 2015. It says the journalists “have been forcibly disappeared, tortured and deprived of medical care during the course of their detention”. https://bit.ly/2Lc7Y9Z

Mexico: families of the missing prepare to march on Mothers’ Day

More than 60 groups of families of the missing from at least 22 states in Mexico are preparing for simultaneous marches across the country on Mother’s Day, 10 May, to highlight the plight of mothers who are still searching for their children, El Sol de Zacatecas reports (Original article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2J9vL7V

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.