Missing children in migration

Tens of thousands of young newcomers escaping violence or poverty continue to go missing in Europe. Concern over the fate of these children relates to the increasing crossover between the smugglers who bring these children to Europe in risky and dangerous circumstances, and the traffickers who then force these children into sexual and labour exploitation as well as criminal and begging rings.

Facts & Figures

More than 30,000

new comers went missing in Europe between 2014-2017.

43%

of the missing children in migration reported to hotlines in 2019 were found within the year.

Children in migration

are underreported to our hotlines or the police, which is worrisome.

Projects

Miniila

The useful app tailored to the needs of children in migration, with a focus on facilitating access to dedicated services in the area in which they find themselves and inform young newcomers on their rights in the country where they are.

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INTERACT

The project's main purpose was to close the protection gaps that lead to disappearance and exploitation of children in migration.

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Advocacy


The Initiative for Children in Migration – Learn more

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