January 31 news story, carried by BBC, among others: “Migrant Crisis: More than 10,000 children ‘missing’“. One would initially wonder where are the responsible parents or guardians, who presumably accompanied these children. Guardianship may be false. Parental relationship may be false. Plus, a number of children arrive completely unaccompanied, supposedly to be taken into state care.
General issue of care of the most vulnerable, in times of war and general social upheaval.
More than 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared after arriving in Europe over the past two years, the EU’s police intelligence unit says.
Europol said thousands of vulnerable minors had vanished after registering with state authorities.
It warned of children and young people being forced into sexual exploitation and slavery by criminal gangs.
Save the Children says some 26,000 child migrants arrived in Europe last year without any family.
How can a child be registered, but not tracked, or the parent or guardian tracked. Maybe both just disappear. And for those unaccompanied at the outset, would seem difficult to become “lost” by state authorities, unless running away. Where those running away would be in later teens…?
Human trafficking being an element of war…