Is the EU really able to protect child migrants? Research shows that more than 18,000 child migrants have gone missing since arriving in Europe between 2018-2020. This is evident from data collected by Lost in Europe in 30 European countries. With our journalists in various European countries we organised a data bootcamp to find out how many Unaccompanied Minors (UAM) are disappearing in Europe. The results of this data research were published simultaneously by our cooperating media in 9 European countries and were re-published by many news outlets worldwide.

The results of the data bootcamp by Lost in Europe are visualised as follows:

18,292 UAMs are registered as missing between 2018 and 2020. In 2020 alone, some 5,500 minors were registered as missing in 10 European countries; lack of good comparable data makes research difficult. The visualisation is made by data journalist Adriana Homolova, please follow this link for the interactive map of Europe

Adriana Homolová
Adriana Homolová
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