IMO and UNICEF published the report "Harrowing journeys. Children and youth on the move across the Mediterranean Sea, at risk of trafficking and exploitation

[ 11-09-2017 ]

Category: Current issues

IMO and UNICEF presented a report based on 11,000 surveys of children and young people who have crossed the central and eastern Mediterranean routes to Europe in 2016 and 2017. Among their conclusions, 77% report cases of explotiation. The risk of abuses is four times higher among those from sub-Saharan Africa and the lack of education (below the secondary level) makes the danger even greater