Child refugees “up 80 per cent” in Europe

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Near the town of Gevgelija, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a young Syrian girl holds the hand of an adult waiting to board a train to the Serbian border. Photo File: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

The number of child refugees seeking safe passage in Europe has increased by 80 per cent since 2014, the UN Children's Agency, UNICEF, said Tuesday.

The latest figures from the European Commission indicate that 133,000 children have sought asylum in Europe so far this year.

UNICEF's Sarah Crowe told Daniel Johnson that this increase showed the "sense of desperation" felt by those fleeing conflict.

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