Refugee children resorting to ‘survival sex’ to pay people smugglers

Refugee children travelling across Europe are resorting to ‘survival sex’ in order to pay people smugglers, the UN has claimed.

Children are being forced to prostitute themselves to continue their journey, either because they have run out of money or they have been robbed, the UN Refugee Agency has said.

Over the past six days, more than 56,000 people, mostly Syrians, have made the treacherous Mediterranean crossing from Turkey to Greece.