There is a growing shadow population of thousands of migrant children across Europe living on their own, without families or help from authorities. To survive, many of them fall into crime, trafficking or prostitution.
German newspaper correspondent Robin Alexander's meticulously researched account of government policies around the fall of 2015, when Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees, is a page-turner — and now a movie.
At the height of the Darfur war — the world's worst conflict in 2004 — a US nurse treated a baby with a leg injury. Fifteen years later, she was reunited with him on board a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean.
Police said a "family-related and organized network" from Romania was behind the forced prostitution of children. Berlin's Tiergarten Park has become a center for men seeking sex with young boys.
A team of researchers concluded that Angela Merkel managed the 2015 refugee crisis "quite well," and Germany is better prepared for another one. But some experts had stinging words for the EU's disjointed asylum system.
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