Daily World News Digest, 8 March 2019

UK: rise in the number of missing

Vice News reports on the rising number of missing persons cases in the United Kingdom, where 180,000 people are reported missing every year. “Someone goes missing every 90 seconds, according to figures compiled by the charity Missing People. One in 200 children will go missing, with that number standing at one in 500 for adults. In London alone, the number of reported missing person cases has increased by 77 percent since 2010.” https://bit.ly/2EWHMew

Argentina: search for the disappeared continues

History.com reports on the decades-long campaign of the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who have gathered every Thursday in Buenos Aires to bring attention to the 30,000 victims of enforced disappearance during Argentina’s “Dirty War”. Since 1983, nearly 900 former members of the junta have been tried and convicted of crimes. However, the mothers and grandmothers say they will keep fighting for the truth until the end. http://bit.ly/2VJdvp5

Indonesia mine collapse: search ends

The search for dozens of people missing in an Indonesian gold mine collapse has been suspended, the Associated Press reports. The remains of 27 people have been recovered, while an unknown number are still missing. Indonesia’s disaster agency has said as many as 100 people were in the mine when it collapsed on 26 February. http://bit.ly/2EPeJbo

Peru: ancient mass grave of children found

The remains of nearly 140 children dating to the year 1450 have been unearthed along the northern coast of Peru, Discover Magazine reports. Archaeologists say the burial is the site of the largest known mass child sacrifice in the world. http://bit.ly/2tUnADL

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.