Daily World News Digest, 22 June 2018

The Guardian: “future of politics will be dominated by migration”

The Guardian reports that a list, detailing 34,361 migrants’ deaths in past 25 years, which it published yesterday, is a reminder of people who have died in the search for a minimum level of safety, security and economic, social and cultural rights. In order to solve the migration crisis, greater political engagement and international collaboration will be required. https://bit.ly/2MKs2wW

Libyan coastguard rescues 237 migrants off Tripoli

Libya’s coastguard has rescued more than 230 undocumented migrants off the country’s northern shore, the Libyan Navy said Friday. A statement by navy forces affiliated with the National Consensus Government said 237 undocumented migrants, including women and children, were saved in two separate operations off the coast of Al-Qaraboli city, AA news reports. https://bit.ly/2KdygUI

Seeking justice in The Gambia

The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule was marked by alleged disappearances, extrajudicial killings and arbitrary detention. Since early 2017, when Adama Barrow took over as president, there have been public calls for senior figures in the previous government to be prosecuted. The African Arguments news portal reports that although it has only been 18 months since Jammeh was forced to step down after losing elections, there have already been two serious attempts to seek justice. https://bit.ly/2McKL34

“Dozens of violations recorded” in Crimea

The Ukrainian portal Hromadske reports that more than 50 human rights violations have been recorded in Crimea by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) between 16 February and 15 May. https://bit.ly/2yxRLWr

Missing servicemen from Korean war

The remains of hundreds of US servicemen who fell behind enemy lines during the Korean War are returning home to the United States, The Daily Wire reports. So far, the remains of around 200 soldiers have been repatriated, President Donald Trump told a rally in Minnesota. More than 7,700 troops are still categorized as “missing in action” in the Korean War. https://bit.ly/2KdY9Xm

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.