Child migrants ‘exploited every 30 minutes’

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A move child trying to travel to Europe is being used by traffickers or criminal mobs every 30 hours, a children’s donation has estimated.

Unicef UK wants youngsters orphaned in warzones to be reunited immediately with any family members in the UK.

It said this would stop the vulnerable from falling into the pass of beings smugglers and meeting risky journeyings to Europe to apply for UK entry.

The Home Office told you so approach was to resettle whole families.

Currently unaccompanied children may be eligible to come to the UK under the vulnerable children’s resettlement strategy, it added.