The Americas

The issue of missing persons has affected societies in North and South America as a result of diverse causes, including natural and man-made disasters, terrorism, trafficking and migration as well as organized crime.

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North America

In North America, ICMP contributed to the process of identifying victims in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Lac Mégantic train disaster in Quebec in 2013. At the invitation of the authorities in Louisiana, ICMP also applied DNA technology to victim identification in the wake […]

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Latin America and the Caribbean

ICMP has had long-term programs in Latin America, including Colombia, Chile and El Salvador to assist these countries in resolving their sizable missing persons problems through improving their institutional capacities, technical capabilities and civil society participation. Immediately after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti ICMP drew up a disaster victim identification strategy and deployed personnel […]

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