Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Courtesy of Humane Borders
This new map charts migrant deaths along the U.S./Mexico border. The "death map" charts bodies found along U.S.-Mexico border with the hopes of improving knowledge of border traffic, influencing policy makers and helping humanitarian groups identify where resources should be targeted.
The Arizona OpenGIS Initiative for Deceased Immigrants may begin to reduce the deaths and help families of the missing recover the bones of their members. Aided by an anonymous $175,000 grant, the database based on information from the medical examiner, law enforcement agencies and research by Humane Borders took five years to develop. Advocates hope that by improving knowledge of border traffic they can influence policymakers and help humanitarian groups identify where they should target their resources.For more on this story, click here.