AP PHOTOS: Migrant families wait, torn between hope, grief
DOUGUE, Senegal (AP) — Barely 20 years old, Mariama Konte was neither widow nor wife.
For nearly four years, she told her two young children that their father is traveling for work. Only in the last few weeks has she begun to accept the possibility that Abdrahamane drowned at sea, like so many migrants from this dusty, impoverished corner of eastern Senegal.
Official vows action after AP reports missing migrant girls
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official vowed on Friday to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation's poorest regions.
The lost girls of West Timor
Missing migrants, lost and dead: AP methodology
The Associated Press set out to count the number of dead and missing migrants worldwide since 2014, the year that Europe's deadly migration crisis prompted the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration to start its Missing Migrants project.
The IOM toll as of Oct. 1 was more than 28,500, and focused heavily on the Mediterranean. The AP came up with almost 28,300 more from all regions, for a total of at least 56,800.