The Boat Children

Stories of unaccompanied child migrants. Presenter Hashi Mohamed, once a child migrant himself, meets those heading north from Sicily in search of a better life.

Among the vast number of migrants who crossed the Mediterranean in summer 2015 were many unaccompanied children.

Presenter Hashi Mohamed, once a child migrant himself, travels to Italy to meet young new arrivals heading north from Sicily in search of a better life.

"I had it easy really," says Hashi Mohamend, "I got on a plane with some of my siblings from Nairobi to London via Paris."

By contrast many of the child migrants he meets from Egypt, Gambia, Eritrea, Somalia, Afghanistan and Ethiopia have suffered violence, extortion and life threatening danger en route to Europe.

Producer: Tim Mansel.
Producer: Helen Grady
Researcher: Alice Gioia

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Sun 3 Jan 2016 17:00

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