He has written for The Guardian, BBC, The Sunday Times and Foreign Policy, among others. Currently, he is a Senior Journalist at Lost in Europe, a project investigating the disappearance of child migrants in Europe. Last year he was an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow where he reported on China's role in Africa, focusing on Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia. Einashe co-edited the book Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere, a collection of essays on the representations of migrants and refugees in the European media.  

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Ismail Einashe
Migration, borders, human rights and international news
United Kingdom

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Lost in Europe

  • Migration
  • Mobility
  • Trafficking

KOSOVO - In Kosovo a well organized trafficking network has started a big wave of minors who leave for Italy. Thanks to the Zampa law, which was introduced in 2017, they can get licenses to study or to work, if they report themselves at the Italian immigration services. The law was meant to decrease the number of missing unaccompanied migrant children, but it helps human smuggling in hand. "It's a company of 100.000 euros a month, but no one seems to care", says the prosecutor in Triëste.