Missing Migrants Project

The Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants and those who have gone missing along migratory routes worldwide. The research behind this project began in October 2013. Since then; the Missing Migrants Project has developed into an important hub and advocacy source of information that media; researchers; and the general public access for the latest information.

The Missing Migrants Project data is compiled from a variety of sources. Sources vary depending on the region and include data from national authorities; such as Coast Guards and Medical Examiners; media reports; NGOs; and interviews with survivors of shipwrecks.

The Missing Migrants Project counts migrants who have died or gone missing at the external borders of states; or in the process of migration towards an international destination. The count excludes deaths that occur in immigration detention facilities; during deportation; or after forced return to a migrant’s homeland; as well as deaths more loosely connected with migrants’ irregular status; such as those resulting from labour exploitation. Migrants who die or go missing after they are established in a new home are also not included in the data; so deaths in refugee camps or housing are excluded. More information in http://missingmigrants.iom.int/methodology.


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Additional Info

Dataset ID IOM_fatalities
Data Frequency regularly
Temporal Coverage Start 2014
Status Active
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Data Type statistical; maps
Accessed On 2016-12-01
Category operational data

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