The number of missing refugee children in Germany is reported to be 2,000, reaching the highest level in recent times.
The number of missing refugee children in Germany has reached the highest level in the last 3 years. According to data from the German Children’s Aid Fund and the Federal Criminal Police Office, there is no news of 2,9 children and young people who came to Germany as unaccompanied refugees. The number of missing persons has increased by 10 percent since the beginning of last year. It is reported that 95 percent of the missing refugee children are between the ages of 14-17, while more than 90 percent are male.
Registration System Must Be Changed
“The increasing number of missing refugee children shows that cross-border and national child protection systems and related registration systems need to be improved. Only when the reasons for children’s disappearance become clearer can targeted investments in preventive measures be made.”
Secured residence prospects and family reunification opportunities are crucial, Hofmann said, adding that in many societies, support systems for children and young people have not kept pace with the growing number of unaccompanied minor refugees.
Afghanistan, Morocco, Algeria, Algeria and Syria are among the countries from which the children come.