[Romania] More than 5,000 Romanian children run away or go missing from home in last 12 months

23 Jun 2019

More than 5,000 young Romanians aged under 18 disappeared from home in the last year (April 30, 2018 - May 20, 2019), according to data from the Criminal Investigation Directorate of the General Police Inspectorate presented by Save the Children Romania

Of the total of 5,078 children who ran away or went missing from home in the past year, 151 are aged up to 10 years, 1,410 are in the 10-14 age category, and 3,517 are older than 14 years.

Save the Children also said that 5,072 young Romanians aged under 18 were found in the past year (April 30, 2018 – May 20, 2019). Most of them, namely 1,395, were aged between 10 and 14 years.

In 95% of cases, these were volunteer departures, most of those who ran away from home being teenagers, the NGO Save the Children Romania related. 

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