Network to save migrant lives in the Americas launched!

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A new UN-supported network designed specifically to save migrant lives in the Americas – the network on Missing Migrants – has been launched.

According to the International Office for Migration (IOM), the project is run by the agency’s Global Data Institute {GDI). The project is meant to save lives, improve data collection, and support families of survivors.

GDI Director, Koko Warner said, “When people have access to safe and regular migration pathways, that increases the likelihood that they can contribute to economic prosperity at home and in their places of destination.”

She also said the lack of regular pathways usually ends tragically.

The network connects civil society organizations, government institutions, journalists and other key actors. Participants meet in “virtual cafes.”

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