The Missing

Each year, tens of thousands of migrants set off from home to find a better life. Many lose their lives. Untold numbers disappear. The Associated Press explores the stories of migration from across the world.

The lost girls of West Timor

December 13, 2018

In the Indonesian region of West Timor, entrenched poverty pushes thousands to take a chance as migrant workers in Malaysia and beyond. Too often, their bodies return home in shrink-wrapped coffins. (Dec. 13)

A look at the dangers that migrants face as they trek across the Sahara Desert. (AP Video/Nat Castaneda)
Algeria’s government has expelled over 13,000 migrants in the Sahara Desert in the past 14 months, giving them little choice but to walk to safety across the border to Niger or Mali or die trying. (June 25)
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