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UNICEF: one third of the refugees arriving to Europe, — children

According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), for the first time since the beginning of the crisis European migration the majority of migrants crossing the border from Greece to Macedonia are women and children.

According to figures from June of last year, 73% of crossing borders of Europe, migrants were young single men or men who left their families at home. Refugees under the age of 18 years accounted for only 10% of migrants.

Now about 60% of refugees are women and children. While 36% of those who cross the sea between Turkey and Greece, children.

Earlier, the international organization for migration (IOM) stated that every fifth of the migrants who drowned last month while trying to get from Turkey to Greece, were kids (60 of 272 of the dead).

In just the last five months, including January, were lost in the sea of 330 children.

At the end of January the management of Europol said that at least 10 thousand migrant children who arrive in Europe without their parents, are missing. Europol believes that the majority of missing children fall into the hands of traffickers

UNICEF: one third of the refugees arriving to Europe, — children 03.02.2016

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