Disappearance of children and teenagers up 21% on last year

Disappearance of children and teenagers up 21% on last year
CREDIT: ANAR Foundation

The number of children and teenagers who have run away from home or registered as missing in Spain has risen 21 per cent compared to the same period last year.

THERE are currently 2,839 missing minor cases being handled by social and police authorities.

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According to the ANAR Foundation for children and teenagers, the coronavirus has “exacerbated the disappearance of minors”.

It said around 70 per cent of children and young people have admitted suffering fear, anguish, loneliness and a lot of uncertainty during the months of confinement and afterwards.

The foundation wants to influence prevention and raise awareness, while offering support through its aid lines, 116 000.

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