Lost in Europe investigates

Familiarize yourself with the independent journalists that investigate the disappearance of child migrants in Europe.

According to Europol’s chief of staff, Brian Donald, no less than 10,000 migrant children went missing in Europe. It is feared that some of them fell in the hands of drug gangs, human traffickers, or were sold into the sex industry. Others may have travelled to family or friends in Europe without reporting it. They have all but disappeared.

From: Lost in Europe website

Why Lost in Europe?

The plight of unaccompanied child migrants is one of the most pressing issues in the migrant crisis. The goal of Lost in Europe is to recover the stories of these missing children. It comprises a team of investigative journalists from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, France, Greece and the UK, who are collaborating to find out what has happened to the disappeared children in Europe.

Who is involved?

Lost in Europe is supported by a growing group of news organisations, such as VPRO Argos, NRC Handelsblad, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, Knack, AVGI, VRT, De Standaard, Small Stream Media, IRPI and Il Fatto Quotidiano. The network of journalists of Lost in Europe will shine a light on wrongdoing and tell the stories of the disappeared child migrants in the Europe.

Where will the Lost in Europe stories appear?

Lost in Europe publishes their findings on the Lost in Europe website as well as on the websites or in broadcasts of the news organisations involved in Lost in Europe. The Mind the Children website re-publishes some of the content produced by the journalists on this website (here).

Become involved

Go to Lost in Europe and see how you can become involved: by reading their stories, sharing tips, receiving newsletters, and more!

Photo: © Thomas Rickal, VersPers, Lost in Europe