Child refugees "up 80 per cent" in Europe

22 September 2015

The number of child refugees seeking safe passage in Europe has increased by 80 per cent since 2014, the UN Children’s Agency, UNICEF, said Tuesday.

The latest figures from the European Commission indicate that 133,000 children have sought asylum in Europe so far this year.

UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe told Daniel Johnson that this increase showed the “sense of desperation” felt by those fleeing conflict.

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