Daily World News Digest, 25 April 2019

US: bill to help locate missing persons in Montana passed

According to the Great Falls Tribune, the state of Montana passed a new bill, Hanna’s Act, that will create a specialist position on missing persons in the state’s Department of Justice. The bill was introduced to help give law enforcement better tools to investigate murders and missing persons cases. https://bit.ly/2VqlmLN

Mexico: National Search Commission agrees to initiate regional strategy to find missing persons

The National Search Commission agreed to initiate a regional strategy that focuses on searching for the missing in the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Durango and Nuevo León, Milenio reports. The National Search Commission will work with the Collective Friends and Families of the Missing in Tamaulipas as well as relatives of missing persons from every state. (Original article in Spanish) https://bit.ly/2GHWabC

Displaced Syrian Families Return from Jordan Camps

SANA reports that a new batch of displaced Syrian families returned from refugee camps in Jordan through Nasib Border Crossing to their villages.. https://bit.ly/2vlHw3i

Libya: Detained migrants evacuated as war reaches Tripoli

The United Nations refugee agency evacuated 325 African refugees on Wednesday from Qasr Ben Gashir detention center in southern Tripoli because of deteriorating security and escalating violence, Reuters reports. According to one U.N. report, migrants and refugees in Libya suffer a terrible litany of violations by a combination of state officials, armed groups and traffickers. These include unlawful killings, torture, arbitrary detention, gang rape, slavery, forced labor and extortion. https://reut.rs/2IUQP1P

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.