Thursday, 30 March 2023 05:15

New network aims to save migrant lives in the Americas

A new UN-backed network aims to drive action to save migrant lives in the Americas, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday.

Thousands searching for a better life meet their death crossing deserts, rivers and remote areas in the region. IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, documented 1,433 deaths last year — the highest number since its establishment in 2014.

More than 7,000 people have lost their lives migrating through the Americas since 2014.

A new network on missing migrants in the region is launched today to address migrant deaths.

We need continued action.

IOM — UN Migration