200 Asylum-Seeking Children Missing, Some Under The Age Of 16, Says UK

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200 Asylum-Seeking Children Missing, Some Under The Age Of 16, Says UK

Number of radical arriving successful England crossed the Channel has much than doubled successful the past 2 years.

London:

Two 100 asylum-seeking children, including immoderate aged nether 16, are missing from impermanent edifice accommodation successful Britain, the authorities said connected Tuesday, raising caller questions implicit ministers' handling of migrant arrivals.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's authorities is nether unit connected 2 fronts implicit immigration: from those who accidental helium is failing to support Britain's borders from migrants arriving successful tiny boats and others who accidental the authorities is not treating those who get properly.

Immigration curate Robert Jenrick was called to parliament connected Tuesday by a subordinate of the Green Party to explicate media reports of missing children.

Jenrick said 13 of the 200 missing children were nether 16 years aged and 1 was female, with astir 88% of each those missing coming from Albania. He said the authorities was fulfilling its obligations to support the children.

"The movements of under-18s successful and retired of hotels are monitored and reported and they're accompanied by societal workers erstwhile attending organised activities," Jenrick told parliament.

"We person nary powerfulness to detain unaccompanied asylum-seeking children successful these settings."

The fig of radical arriving successful England crossed the Channel has much than doubled successful the past 2 years, with authorities figures showing Albanians relationship for the highest fig of radical arriving by this route.

Last twelvemonth ministers came nether unit implicit mediocre surviving conditions and overcrowding astatine a migrant holding installation and faced threats of ineligible enactment from rights groups and a nationalist assemblage workers' union.

The tract was subsequently cleared of migrants.

In effect to Jenrick, Green Party lawmaker Caroline Lucas said the children were astatine hazard of being snatched, abducted, and coerced by criminals.

"This is horrific," Lucas said. "Vulnerable children are being dumped by the Home Office. Scores of them are going missing ... we are asking the Home Office to use immoderate basal safeguarding truthful we tin support them safe."

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