There are noticeable changes to mass migration today.
In the past twelve months the picture of fit young 20 something’s swarming into Europe has been replaced by children.
Are the people in the Middle East so desperate as to send their children on a crusade to Europe or have the young males from last year been successful enough to send out messages of hope to encourage their families to join them in Europe, considering Syria is a bomb site?
At least 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees have disappeared after arriving in Europe, according to the EU’s criminal intelligence agency. Many are feared to have fallen into the hands of organised trafficking syndicates.
The plight of unaccompanied child refugees has emerged as one of the most pressing issues in the migrant crisis. Last week it was announced that Britain would accept more unaccompanied minors from Syria and other conflict zones. According to Save the Children, an estimated 26,000 unaccompanied children entered Europe last year. Europol, which has a 900-strong force of intelligence analysts and police liaison officers, believes 27% of the million arrivals in Europe last year were minors.
So why are all these children turning up on our shores now?