Refugees: urgent need to protect children from traffickers

March 17, 2016
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“Children and young people arriving on our shores are particularly vulnerable to being exploited by traffickers – especially when they are travelling alone or have been separated from their families,” Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland was quoted as saying in a press release on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
The press release quotes a new report from the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), which notes that “the need for governments across the continent to protect children and young people from human trafficking is ‘ever more urgent’ due to significantly increased numbers of unaccompanied minors and separated children arriving in Europe”. 

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia