Daily World News Digest, 26 April 2019

16 more Yezidi victims found in Sinjar mass grave

Kurdistan 24 reports that bodies of 16 more Yezidi victims were recovered from a mass grave in village of Kojo in Sinjar. 11 mass graves believed to hold hundreds of bodies of Yezidis executed by Da’esh have been found in the village. Since the start of the campaign in March 2019, the teams have exhumed the bodies of 68 victims. http://bit.ly/2voGRxU

Venezuelan refugees feared drowned en route to Trinidad

More than 30 Venezuelans are missing, feared drowned, after their boat sank attempting to reach Trinidad, the Guardian reports. Nine survivors have been found by the Venezuelan and Trinidadian Coast Guards. http://bit.ly/2GB4xnQ

US: Search for possible mass graves from 1921 to begin next month in Oklahoma

Nearly 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, the city mayor is hoping to give families of the victims some answers, Tulsa’s Channel 8 reported. Work on searching for the graves is expected to start next month. Oklahoma Archeological Survey will scan below ground for any signs of mass graves while the city wants to hold a series of town hall meetings to inform citizens about the process. http://bit.ly/2VpWEuP

Philippines: Twelve years since the disappearance of an activist

Family and friends have commemorated the 12th anniversary of disappearance of Philippine activist Jonas Burgos, GMA News reports. According to his family, Jonas was abducted by armed men in civilian clothes 12 years ago and his whereabouts are still unknown while his family has lost confidence in the justice system. http://bit.ly/2DufWVV

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.