Publications

The journalists of the Lost in Europe collective use investigative journalism to find out what happened to the children that went missing while they were on the move in Europe. Their investigations bring issues to light and show where the migration and asylum systems fail. As a collective, Mind the Children makes productions around various international days to raise awareness for the plight of unaccompanied minors. You can find a selection of both on this page.

Productions by Mind the Children

Collection of productions that were developed for the Mind the Children on the move in Europe project.

Interview Aagje Ieven – Missing Children Europe

For International Missing Children’s Day, we spoke with Aagje Ieven, Secretary General of Missing Children Europe. We discussed the latest numbers from Lost in Europe, and what needs to change to help missing migrant children.

Mind the Children in Studio Free Press Matters

This International Missing Children’s Day, Mind the Children raises attention to thousands of migrant children that go missing in Europe with a special episode of Free Press Unlimited’s Studio Free Press Matters.

International Migrant’s Day: Quiz

An estimated 37 million children migrate every year. On International Migrant’s Day, Mind the Children launched a quiz about the situation and rights of migrant children, in the Netherlands specifically.

For EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Mind the Children has published a series of three perspectives on the fight against human trafficking. First: investigative journalism.

The role of investigative journalism in ending human trafficking

For EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Mind the Children has published a series of three perspectives on the fight against human trafficking. First: investigative journalism.

For EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Mind the Children has published a series of three perspectives on the fight against human trafficking. Second: the justice system.

The role of the justice system in ending human trafficking

For EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Mind the Children has published a series of three perspectives on the fight against human trafficking. Second: the justice system.

For EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Mind the Children has published a series of three perspectives on the fight against human trafficking. Third: the protected shelter.

The role of the protected shelter in ending human trafficking

For EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Mind the Children has published a series of three perspectives on the fight against human trafficking. Third: the protected shelter.

Investigations by Lost in Europe

Research into suicide (attempts) among young asylum seekers

The publication talks about professionals with serious concerns around the mental health of young asylum seekers, including the explosive rise of self-destructive violence.

Lost in Europe reveals: over 18,000 children missing

Data collected during a Lost in Europe data bootcamp shows that more than 18,000 child migrants have gone missing since arriving in Europe between 2018-2020.

Dutch government knew about disappearances

The Dutch government has known for over five years that Vietnamese children go missing from protected shelters. Signs of human smuggling and trafficking have been reported to authorities.

African pregnant asylum seekers go missing

At least 25 heavily pregnant women have disappeared from asylum shelters since November, sparking fears of trafficking and illegal adoption

Vietnamese children trafficked into Britain

Investigation highlights failings of Dutch and UK authorities to care properly for unaccompanied minors. At least 60 Vietnamese children have disappeared from Dutch shelters.

The real price of cheap manicures. More and more cheap nail salons in Belgium appear to be hidden places for human trafficking, undeclared work and modern slavery.

Human trafficking in Belgian nail salons

The real price of cheap manicures. More and more cheap nail salons in Belgium appear to be hidden places for human trafficking, undeclared work and modern slavery.

For more investigations visit the Lost in Europe website.