German aid charities have reported a marked increase in the number of young migrants turning to prostitution in Germany. That’s according to an investigation published on Monday by Berlin broadcaster rbb in cooperation with a number of local charities.
The increase has seen more young men to sex work, namely of Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian backgrounds.
Aid charities see Germany’s wavering social system as the catalyst for the rise. Once refugees turn 18 they no longer qualify for state support for young people, forcing them to turn to prostitution as a way to make ends meet.