Reported by Europol there is a tremendous amount of crossover between smugglers smuggling refugees across borders and gangs ensnaring people for forced sexual and labour exploitation.
According to the Europal sources the prime vicitms of the exploitation by criminal gangs are unaccompanied childern and young women. Unfortunately the unaccompanied migrant children disappearance is mainly underreported. For many of these children, the journey into exploitation and suffering does not end once they arrive on EU shores.
Europol underlines that there is a “tremendous amount of crossover” between smugglers smuggling refugees across borders and gangs ensnaring people for forced sexual and labour exploitation.
Actual figures on anaccompanied migrant/refugee child situation in Europe is depressing: according to various sources half of them by arriving to Europe went missing, according to different estimates there are between nine and 13 thousands missing migrant children in the EU.