Clarifying the fate and whereabouts of missing migrants : exchanging information along migratory routes : report on the workshop : 15-16 May 2019, Antigua, Guatemala / written by Gabriella Citroni and commissioned by the Missing Persons Project of th
Ever year, millions of people embark on perilous journeys of migration across national borders and even continents, often outside established migratory routes. Many of them disappear along the way or in countries of destination. Efforts to establish the fate and whereabouts of missing migrants face a plethora of problems related, in particular, to the gathering, sharing and analysing of information between their journeys. In order to address these challenges, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) co-organized an expert meeting in Antigua, Guatemala on 15 and 16 May 2019. This report summarizes the discussions and conclusions of the Antigua meeting. It constitutes the first step of a process to draft and disseminate concrete technical recommendations on these topics in close consultation with the wider community of practice.