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Report Notes Spike in Refugee Youths Seeking Safety in Europe

Unaccompanied minors fleeing places of conflict face rape, detention, beatings, forced labor and even death, according to the U.N. Children's Fund. A UNICEF report, Danger Every Step of the Way, says more than 7,000 children reportedly took the central Mediterranean route from North Africa to Italy from January to June 2016, more than double the number during the same period in 2015. It also highlights the Mediterranean route as one of many risks.   “If you run, they shoot...

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