Daily World News Digest, 23 April 2019

Philippines: 14 missing from earthquake

16 persons have died while 14 people are still missing after an earthquake hit Philippine city of Porac, north of Manila, Reuters reports. The national disaster agency said the Monday earthquake injured 81 people and damaged 29 buildings across Luzon Island. https://reut.rs/2KVE8Xl

Death toll from Colombia landslide rises to 28

Rescuers have recovered 28 bodies after landslide in Colombian province of Cauca, Reuters reports. Rescue operations are still underway, according to the country’s disaster relief agency. https://reut.rs/2IzLKwF

Still 1.7 million Iraqis are IDPs

According to the report by International Organization for Migration still 1.7 million of Iraqi IDPs have not returned to their original places, and in many cases, those who did return to their homes still did not start living a normal life, KirkukNow reported. According to the report, 61 percent of the current IDPs are moved to the long term IDPs as they have been displaced for over three year, and they do not have any plan to return to their home for the next 12 months. https://bit.ly/2Dr9GOG

52 bodies have been exhumed in Sinjar

The Iraqi National Team for the Mass graves with the help of UNITAD and ICMP have so far exhumed 52 bodies from the 8 mass graves sites in Kocho, Sinjar, Ezidi 24 reported. The team has exhumed 13 bodies in the last four mass graves, they have excavated, and they have started working on mass grave number 9. https://bit.ly/2UwsuBN

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.