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Lost in Europe represents a collective of journalists specializing in trauma and migration. Will you support them?

The plight of unaccompanied child migrants is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The goal of Lost in Europe is therefore to recover the stories of these missing children and shine a light on wrongdoing. It comprises a team of 23 investigative journalists from 12 European countries, including the Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy and the UK, who are collaborating to find out what has happened to these disappeared children in Europe.

Your donation will support us to continue our work investigating the disappearance of thousands of child migrants in Europe.

Since Lost in Europe was founded we have made a number of important findings. In 2021, we found that at least 18,000 unaccompanied child migrants have disappeared after arriving in Europe between 2018 and 2020 – equivalent to nearly 17 children a day. In 2019, we revealed that at least 60 Vietnamese children had escaped Dutch asylum shelters to be trafficked into Britain with authorities suspecting that most of the children had ended up working on cannabis farms and nail salons. For this investigation we won the inaugural Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) Impact Award 2021.

Your donation will be used to put our investigative journalists in the field to expose the truth and recover the stories of missing children.

Geesje van Haren
Geesje van Haren

Language: English

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