More than 5,000 migrant children 'disappear' in Italy after crossing the Mediterranean

25 Jun 2015
Source: 
The Telegraph

‘The Telegraph’ reports about a critical situation of migrant children arriving to Europe from the North Africa on smugglers’ boats. As the newspaper claims, only this year there arrived about 13,000 of unaccompanied minors to Europe. These children are extremely vulnerable to child exploitation, involvement into criminal activities and prostitution. This year, approximately 5,110 children who arrived from such countries as Sudan or Afghanistan simply disappeared from the refugee centers in Italy. It is believed they travelled to Northern and Western European countries. However, Italian response to migrant children situations is inadequate because it lacks resources to provide unaccompanied minors with better conditions, support and protection which should be assured by EU.

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