The tragic fate of child migrants in Europe

by vincentrobert on February 1, 2016 - 3:59pm

The Syrian Civil War, which is going on in Syria since 2011 and which opposes the Baathist government of Bashar al-Assad (officially ruling the Syrian Arab Republic since 2000) and various Syrian opposition groups and Islamic militant organizations present in the region such as the Free Syrian Army, al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Kurdish military forces, has caused the exodus of approximately six million people. These migrants have left Syria to find better conditions for a living in the context of the Syrian Civil War and mostly went to find haven in countries like Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan. However, a lot of migrants also came to find refuge in Western entities such as the European Union or North America, a phenomenon that has caused many impacts on Western societies recently. One of the most important components of this phenomenon to have been discovered very recently and which have been shown in this article written by Alice Philipson on January 31st, 2016 in The Gazette ( ) is the fact that ten thousand child refugees have disappeared in the European Union since the beginning of the refugee crisis, as some of them are believed to have been kidnapped by human traffickers. It is stated that out of the one million migrants who arrived in Europe in 2015, twenty seven percent of them were children. Five thousand of them are said to have disappeared in Italy while one thousand of them are said to have disappeared in Sweden. David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has announced that he would work with the UN so that hundreds of unaccompanied child refugees could go to the UK and not be abused by traffickers.