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Thirty-five children disappear in Italy each day

Rome, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Every day an average of 53 people disappear in Italy, including 35 minors, and in more than half of the cases they are never heard from again, an official report revealed.

Prefect Antonino Bella, extraordinary commissioner of Missing Persons, announced in a report published on Friday by the La Repubblica newspaper that 9,599 such cases were registered throughout the country in the first half of 2022.

The number of missing children in the semester amounted to 6,312, 70 percent of them foreigners, but only 30 percent of foreign minors were found, the source said.

Elisa Pozza, spokeswoman for the Penelope Italian Association of Missing Persons, told the publication that “in most cases there is illegal work, pedophilia, child pornography, prostitution and even organ trafficking behind this phenomenon.”


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