SANTO DOMINGO.- The International Organization for Migrations (OIM) will sign a letter of intent with the Regional Office of Sweden’s Save the Children, to start the project Latin American Network of the Missing, Section Dominican Republic
The signing of the letter of intent will take place at 4:00 P.M. today in the Meliá Hotel and seeks to implement joint operations between the OIM and Save the Children, to implement and maintain a consultation tool for the search of people missing during the migratory process.
According to the officer in charge of the OIM, Fanny Polanía, this project is a tool that bolsters the different activities being conducted in the Dominican Republic to prevent the traffic of immigrants and the sex trade, as well to the protect victims.
In addition, Antonio Querol, the initiative’s creator, said the project has an Internet registry of missing immigrants online, with images, useful contact data and other information to initiate a search.
More than 250 Government and non-Government Organizations currently interact in the effort and allows the online registry, available in the website: www.latinoamericanosdesaparecidos.org and the Dominican Republic site www.dominicanosdesaparecidos.org.
This project has already been implemented in Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Chile, Bolivia, Belize, Puerto Rico and Ecuador.
For her part, Ana Saved, of the Save the Children regional office, said that the countries being incorporated to the process are Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Dominican Republic, which will become the 11th nation to join.