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Dataset | 22 February 2022

Missing Migrants Project

The Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants and those who have gone missing along migratory routes worldwide. The research behind this project began in October 2013. Since then; the Missing Migrants Project has developed into an important hub and advocacy source of information that media; researchers; and the general public access for the latest information.

The Missing Migrants Project data is compiled from a variety of sources. Sources vary depending on the region and include data from national authorities; such as Coast Guards and Medical Examiners; media reports; NGOs; and interviews with survivors of shipwrecks.