THE MISSING MIGRANT PROJECT

We assist families in search of their missing loved ones by collecting detailed missing persons reports, and working with forensic scientists to help identify the dead on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Reporte Un Migrante Desaparecido

REPORT A MISSING BORDER CROSSER. This page will allow you to file a missing person report with the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. All information collected in this form is confidential and all precaution will be taken to maintain your privacy. Colibrí will not release names, phone numbers, or identifiable information to outside agencies without your permission. The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is not a law enforcement entity. We collect information only to assist families searching for a missing loved one.

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Assist

We assist families in search of
missing loved ones by taking forensically detailed
missing persons
reports, and working with our partners to help identify the dead.

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Collect

We collect and track comprehensive
data on the missing and unidentified along the entire U.S.Mexico
border.

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Inform

We inform policymakers and the
public alike on the continued human rights crisis on the border
through research and storytelling.

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Aid

We aid families of the missing and
forensic experts trying to identify the dead by bridging the gap
between forensic science and human rights.

Partners

  • University of Arizona Honors College

    University of Arizona Honors College

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    Echoing Green

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    Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner

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    Marc Silver

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    Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team

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    Ford Foundation

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    Injected Media

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    WOLA

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    University of Arizona – The School of Anthropology

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WHO IS
DAYANI CRISTAL?

This award winning documentary depicts the true story of a man who died crossing the U.S.Mexico border and who was identified by the efforts at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. A unique clue reveals his identity, and those who come into contact with him tell a human story that challenges the walls, divisions, and border that currently characterize the immigration debate. The film is available on DVD, as well as via Netflix and iTunes.

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FACTS

  • Colibrí currently has records for more than 2,000 missing people last seen crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Colibrí Center for Human Rights Data (2014)
  • Between 1990 and 2000, the average number of migrant deaths in Southern Arizona was 12. From 2000 to 2014, that number spiked to 170 deaths per year.

    PCOME Data on UBC Deaths (2014)
  • More than 40,000 migrants have died worldwide since 2000.

    International Organization for Migration (2014)
  • U.S. Border Patrol has recorded more than 6,029 deaths of assumed migrants between 1998 and 2013.

    U.S. Border Patrol (2014)

Robin Reineke

Co-Founder and Executive Director

William Masson

Co-Founder and Director of Operations

Chelsea Halstead

Program Specialist

Meet The Team

To meet the rest of our team, visit the Who We Are tab. The team at the Colibrí Center for Human Rights brings together decades of experience in the forensic sciences, the social sciences, and in non-profits, startups, and technology. Colibrí exists at the intersection between forensic science and human rights, bringing powerful technology and scientific reliability to one of today’s most pressing human concerns. This allows for streamlined communication with families and cross-border collaboration to facilitate the identification of remains.