Daily World News Digest 5 November 2019

Trauma as kidnap victims in Iraq try to reintegrate

The New York Times carries an in-depth report on the massive mental health challenge facing Iraq as people who were kidnapped and enslaved by Da’esh try to reintegrate in their communities. https://nyti.ms/2JPERqb

Mothers intimidated in Puerto Peñasco after discovering more bodies

Armed men are reported to have intimidated a group of Mexican mothers who found six bodies near a mass grave outside Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, AZ Central reports. This followed the discovery of 42 bodies in the grave since the end of October. https://bit.ly/2r9WbiY

A program is searching for migrants missing between the US-Mexico border

A missing migrants program operated by the US Border Patrol has called on families to provide all possible information when an individual goes missing while trying to enter the US, Telemundo Arizona reports. This program specializes in “prevention, localization, identification and recuperation” and is working with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to account for missing migrants (original article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2JS24rz

Mexico: 3,500 unidentified human remains Tamaulipas

The Milenio news portal in Mexico reports on figures presented by civil society organizations regarding missing persons and enforced disappearances in the state of Tamaulipas. One group challenges the official figure of 600 clandestine graves in the state, arguing that there are at least one thousand (Original article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2C2Z1IE

South Korea to use DNA on long-standing missing persons cases

Korea Bizwire reports that the National Police Agency plans to share genetic information on missing persons with a US-based Korean American adoption program with a view to establishing DNA matches and resolving long-standing missing persons cases. http://bit.ly/2r7osXo

Nigeria: extrajudicial killings

The Nigerian Army says it will investigate alleged extrajudicial killings and torture by soldiers, the Nigerian news portal Pulse NG reports. It says the army statement follows circulation of a video reportedly showing army personnel engaged in torture and extrajudicial killing of a suspected Boko Haram member. http://bit.ly/32n0uEN

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.