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# Kids In Care

This year
2024
500% increase in migrant children arriving alone in Ireland claiming asylum
New investigation finds that more than 51,000 minors have disappeared after arriving in Europe between 2021 and 2023.
Ireland failing to protect unaccompanied migrant children, EU report states
Last year
2023
Garda operation ‘under review’ as 62 migrant children missing after disappearing from State care
Over 60 migrant children missing after disappearing from State care
The boys and girls – who sought protection after fleeing war-torn countries – vanished in Ireland since 2017.
Noteworthy analysis finds a large number of missing migrant children were not the subject of public garda appeals to help locate them
This year alone, 20 refugee children disappeared and remain missing from Tusla care - the highest yearly number to date
Children’s rights organisations express concerns over underage migrants and raise trafficking fears