From file: A person at an asylum center in Germany | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. J. Hildenbrand
From file: A person at an asylum center in Germany | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. J. Hildenbrand

Nearly 1,800 cases of missing children among unaccompanied migrants in Germany have been registered, according to a parliamentary enquiry. The number, however, has been falling steadily.

A total of 711 children and 1,074 youths remain accounted for, according to official figures provided by the government in response to the enquiry, which had been lodged by the Left Party.

The number of missing migrant children has, however, been declining over the past few years. In 2016, it stood at almost 9,500 cases and in 2017 at nearly 6,000. Since then, it has been hovering around the mark of 1,800 cases. The numbers have mainly been falling due to the closure of the so-called Balkan Route in 2016.

The government said that since 2017, the main three countries of origin of the missing youths and children were Afghanistan, Syria and Morocco. 

With KNA

 

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