In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast episode, we are joined by Alessandra La Vaccara, the Program Manager of the Missing Migrants Project from the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). Dr. La Vaccara discusses with us the global humanitarian challenges, and devastating outcomes, in the migrant journey.
Dr. La Vaccara has been working on missing persons-related issues since 2012. Prior to joining ICMP, she worked for the International Committee for the Red Cross, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the European Commission, and the Italian Senate. Dr. La Vaccara has also pursued research activities on missing persons with the Harvard Law School as Albert Gallatin Fellow and with the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights as visiting research scholar.