Group: Number of migrant children traveling alone surges

July 14, 2016 5:53 PM

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MILAN – A humanitarian organization says that the number of unaccompanied minors making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy has more than doubled this year.

Save the Children says the number of minors arriving in Italy unaccompanied by an adult was 10,525 in the first six months of the year, compared with 3,929 in 2015.

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