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Over 1,600 asylum children have run away from reception locations in the past 4.5 years. The children have left “with an unknown destination” and it is not clear where they are now. This is evident from figures that NRC requested from the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) and Nidos, which has custody of all unaccompanied minors in the Netherlands. The numbers are higher than known so far, because the Nidos figures were not included earlier. NRC is part of the international journalist collective "Lost in Europe" that investigates runaway asylum children.

Language: Dutch

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