We are a family advocacy organization working to end migrant death and related suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border.


Reportar Un Migrante Desaparecido

REPORT A MISSING MIGRANT. {Página en Español} This page will allow you to file a missing persons 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. We will not release names, phone numbers, or identifiable information to outside agencies without your explicit permission. The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is not a law enforcement agency. This information is collected solely to support the search for a missing loved one last seen crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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We partner with families and forensic scientists to collect missing persons reports and help identify the dead.


We travel collecting DNA samples from relatives of missing migrants to assist in the identification of hundreds of individuals who remain unidentified after having died crossing the border.


We work to bear witness to the loss of life and hold space for families to build community, share their stories, and help raise consciousness about this human rights crisis.


  • Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State

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  • South Texas Human Rights Center

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  • Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

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  • Citizen Engagement Lab

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  • 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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  • WOLA

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  • University of Arizona – The School of Anthropology

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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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  • Colibrí currently has records for more than 2,400 missing people last seen crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Colibrí Center for Human Rights (2017)
  • Between 1990 and 1999, the average number of migrant deaths in Southern Arizona was 12. From 2000 to 2016, that number spiked to 156 deaths per year.

    PCOME Data on UBC Deaths (2016)
  • More than 60,000 migrants have died worldwide since 2000.

    International Organization for Migration (2017)
  • U.S. Border Patrol recorded more than 7,216 deaths of assumed migrants between fiscal years 1998 and 2017.

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (2017)