unaccompanied and separated children moving across borders were registered in 80 countries in 2015–16. Up from 66,000 in 2010–2011.
of children who arrived to Italy by sea in 2016 were unaccompanied. Up from 75% in 2015.
unaccompanied children were apprehended at the Mexico–United States border in 2015 and 2016.
of children who arrived in Italy reported experiences such as being held against their will or being forced to work without pay.
Lamin, 16, Gambia, was kidnapped and imprisoned in Libya for 7 months. He now helps other migrants who have returned home >>Watch
Ousmane, 18, left Guinea to try his luck crossing the desert to Libya and the sea to Italy. On the way, he faced hunger and bandits
Mariama, 18, lost her mother when she drowned in the Mediterranean on her way to Italy