In October 2019, Missing Children Europe was contacted by the German guardian of 18-year-old Mohammed* who needed help to find his two missing siblings aged 13 and 16.

Mohammed and his siblings had fled Pakistan in 2018, intending to reach Germany with the help of smugglers. They got separated during their journey and the last time Mohammed saw them was in Italy in December 2018.

Mohammed’s foster mother promised to help him find his siblings, and followed Missing Children Europe’s advice:

1) to file a missing person’s report with the police in Italy in order to start the search, and

2) to allow our member Telefono Azzurro to send the information to the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Juvenile Court of Milan.

Telefono Azzurro took the necessary steps to ensure smooth communications and cooperation between authorities. After strong collaboration efforts, the siblings were found and reunited with their brother in early January 2020.

*The young person’s name has been changed for protection purposes