What happens to Italy’s missing migrant kids?

30 Jul 2015
The Local

Nearly 5,000 refugee children have disappeared after arriving on Italy’s shores since last summer. Virginia Giugno, chief of staff at Pozzallo’s town hall, became the legal guardian of over 800 children who arrived alone in the Ragusa town by boat. It was her duty, as legal guardian, to house the children in separate reception centres to adult refugees, or find them space in homes provided by the church or members of the community. Despite concern of their safety, Giugno noted that “many arrived with a project to head on...to family and friends in northern Europe".

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