“We do not know where they are, what they do and …” Brian Donald, head to the police coordination agency Europol, gave an alarming review of the migration crisis in Europe: in total, they would be more than 10,000 children have gone 18-24 on recent months. Young migrants, while some joined their family, would be exploited – sometimes sexually – by organized crime.
In detail, Europol. took into account children who all trace was lost after a first check on their arrival in Europe. And according to this count, about 5,000 of them have disappeared in Italy, precisely one of the entrance doors on the Old Continent. How to explain such a figure in the single boot?
Taking advantage of the inability of members of the European Union, Europol stresses that “criminal infrastructure” sophisticated now targeting migrants for various purposes. Specialized criminal groups in human trafficking would thus active in illegal immigration networks, where they exploit migrants in the form of slavery or via the sex trade activities.
“Europe dropped Italy”
For François Gemenne, migration specialist at Sciences Po Paris, contacted by MetroNews , the explanation is a bit fast. “There may be traffic, but I note especially that the European partners have dropped Italy. Part of migrants has not benefited from administrative monitoring in Italy because the country was tired of being one of the only to support the weight of the migratory home and felt – wrongly -. it was unfair ”
” Europe is completely outdated “, continues the specialist, who said that the problem is primarily political. “The reality today is that it is totally taken by surprise and unable to handle this situation, losing track of individuals.” The solution ? “A shared effort by all members of the European Union.” Remember, about one million migrants, mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Eritreans fleeing their country, arrived in Europe in 2015.