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.

56,800 dead and missing: Hidden toll of migration

November 1, 2018

A growing number of migrants have drowned, died in deserts or fallen prey to traffickers, leaving their families to wonder what happened to them. At the same time, anonymous bodies are filling cemeteries, including in South Africa. (Nov. 1)

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)
A look at the dangers that migrants face as they trek across the Sahara Desert. (AP Video/Nat Castaneda)
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