The fact that thousands of refugee and migrant children disappeared after arriving on European soil is one of the most acute problems facing the EU member states. It is one that needs to be addressed with the utmost urgency.
According to Europol estimates, some 10,000 unaccompanied refugee children went missing in 2016 alone.
Who are these children?
Many of them were given by their parents to relatives or friends with the hope that they would escape the grim realities of war and famine. Othe...

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