From April to may 2018 at the German border was stopped 381 child who has arrived unaccompanied.The German humanitarian organisation Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk concerned about the growing number of refugee children missing. As reported on the organization’s website Friday, 12 October, according to the Federal office for criminal cases in the police database listed 902 refugee under the age of 13 and more than 2,500 migrants in the age of 14-17 years, information about the location of which is missing, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
The number of missing refugees-Teens, according to the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk, continuously decreases, while the number of migrant children under the age of 13 in the last quarter of 2018 have increased.
Human rights activists believe this statistic “strange”, considering that the number of arriving refugees as a whole is reduced. The head of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Holger Hofman demanded to take at the international and national measures to improve the protection and support of children who flee to Europe from disadvantaged countries.
In turn, the NGO Missing Children Europe has warned about the increased interest in the children of refugees by criminal gangs that may have a mental or physical influence, forcing migrant minors to leave the accommodation centres.
According to Missing Children Europe, April to may 2018, on the German border, in most cases, with Switzerland and France, was stopped by 381 child who has arrived unaccompanied from another country, mainly from Afghanistan, Eritrea or Morocco. 29 of them were sent home.