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26 May 2020
FIFA together with 170 teams all over the world have joined the initiative which aims to find missing children and young people. As the most popular sport in the world, FIFA and the football community aims to use social media channels to distribute...
25 May 2020
25th of May is the International Missing Children’s day and awareness raising is always important but especially now in the time of COVID-19, as there is a real concern that missing children are away for longer periods of time and being found...
07 Jan 2020
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed that 1,283 individuals died trying to migrate to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea in 2019 — 44% of the deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018. While the number of recorded...
26 Jul 2019
In its recent report, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on the Netherlands to strengthen investigation efforts concerning the whereabouts of 1,600 child asylum-seekers who disappeared from refugee centres in the last four and a...
27 Jun 2019
More than 1,600 children are reportedly missing since 2015 from the Dutch asylum centers, according to COA, the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers in the Netherlands, and Nidos, an independent family guardian organization that ...
23 Jun 2019
More than 5,000 young Romanians aged under 18 disappeared from home in the last year (April 30, 2018 - May 20, 2019), according to data from the Criminal Investigation Directorate of the General Police Inspectorate presented by Save the Children...
10 Jan 2019
There are still 884 refugee children under the age of 13, and 2,300 young people aged 14-17 who are missing in Germany reports Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ) citing Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). According to them this number is higher now...
25 Sep 2018
On 25 September, Missing Children Europe launches the first annual #NotFoundDay. But what is Notfound? The Notfound.org web app converts useless 404 website error pages into posters of missing children. The ingenious web app was developed in 2012 by...
28 Mar 2018
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched a new report called "Under watchful eyes – biometrics, EU IT-systems and fundamental rights" analyzing the impact of this technology in the EU migration policy. "IT systems can help...
20 Jul 2017
  This article by News Deeply reports on the number of unaccompanied minors who are missing in Europe. Data from the NGO network Missing Children reveals that more than 63,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in the European Union in 2016. Europol...

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