Over 10,000 unaccompanied refugee children have gone missing in Europe over the last couple of years. None of them was old enough to terrorise anyone. Some will have died quickly, some are rumoured to have gone to organ harvesting - but many are thought to have been forced into various forms of prostitution and slavery:
“UNICEF said in its report, entitled ‘Danger Every Step of the Way’, that “some 7,009 unaccompanied children made the crossing from North Africa to Italy in the first five months of 2016, twice as many as last year.” Most of them are forced to rely on human smugglers, often under the so-called ‘pay-as-you-go’ system, according to UNICEF . . .
“And the stories that they have told us are really quite striking. The children have gone through various forms of abuse and exploitation at the hands of smugglers and traffickers very often.”
Who is responsible . . . you’ll have to decide that for yourself, but the actions of many right wing politicians and media outlets seem telling.
What are the effects of xenophobia directed at unaccompanied children across Europe . . . looking at just one area of their experience:
- If 10,000 kids are held in extremely abusive conditions every day for a year that’s 3,650,000 days of abuse inflicted on them in a year.
- If a mere 1 hr/day involves being forced into the very worst acts. That’s still 152,083 hours of the most horrific abuse a year, because Britain wouldn’t take a fair share.
Oh but they’re so expensive - no: corporate tax evasion, PFI debts and casino banking are hugely expensive. Most refugees and immigrants end up paying taxes; don’t expect or get luxury hotels; and don’t statistically commit any more crime than anyone else.
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