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Beyond the Mediterranean: IOM launches new missing migrants website

GENEVA, SEPTEMBER 7 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency has launched its new Missing Migrants Project website: https://missingmigrants.iom.int/. The initiative tracks migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing while migrating to an international destination.

The site has been redesigned to be more user-friendly. New functions include:

Interactive graphics: New informative graphs, maps, and charts are featured to make understanding Missing Migrants Project data even easier. Users can view individual data points by zooming in on the maps at the top of each page, and can filter the charts by month, year and region by clicking on each graphic.

Regional pages: In addition to the page highlighting migrant fatalities data in the Mediterranean (so far 2,537), the new website features graphics on different regions and hotspots across the world, including the Mediterranean and Middle East. Users can explore trends in Missing Migrants Project data on Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas by selecting an option from the drop-down menu titled ‘Regions,’ or by selecting a region at the bottom of the home page.

Easy-access data: Missing Migrants Project’s full dataset is now available for download as either an Excel or .CSV file. The dataset contains information on each incident in which a migrant death was recorded, and includes data on the circumstances of the death as well as the profile of the migrants involved, where available. (@OnuItalia)

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