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The Missing
The Missing

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.
A Senegalese man waits in anguish for news of his son, who disappeared while migrating to Europe. His chances of learning his son’s fate diminishes as the political will in Europe to identify dead or missing migrants weakens. (AP Video/Bram Janssen, Nat Castañeda)
Nearly four years after the worst migrant shipwreck in Mediterranean history, relatives in Africa are still waiting for news of their loved ones. Two forensic detectives are on a quest to identify the hundreds of migrants killed. (Dec. 20)

The lost girls of West Timor

December 13, 2018
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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)