10,000 unaccompanied child refugees missing, Europol says

For the first time, the EU’s criminal intelligence agency has put a number to young refugees missing over the past 18 to 24 months.

  • Nigel Treblin/Reuters

At least 10,000 unaccompanied children, who fled their home countries to seek asylum, are missing since arriving in Europe, according to the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency, Europol. Officials say organized crime plays a role in some cases.

Europol’s chief of staff, Brian Donald, confirmed that the agency has received evidence that some

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