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Government confirms hundreds of underage asylum seekers are missing

National News // Sept. 27, 2017

The government has confirmed hundreds of underage asylum seekers have gone missing – Swiss public radio reported more than 500 unaccompanied minors disappeared last year.

Romano1246 Government confirms hundreds of underage asylum seekers are missing

That’s a massive increase from the year before when 93 vanished.

There are about 5,000 underage refugees in Switzerland who have arrived without a parent or guardian. Most of those missing are male and they seem to flee asylum centres shortly after being processed.

A spokeswoman from the NGO Terre des hommes says the children are at risk from exploitation and it’s shocking they’re not reported as missing as other children would be. 

Tags: refugees, bern, asylum

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