How children are trafficked into Europe
CNN Freedom Project investigates human trafficking route from Africa to Europe
The investigation spent months retracing the smuggling route from Egypt to Italy. Speaking to social workers and authorities, children and parents, there is evidence that many of the children were smuggled into Italy by the same criminal networks, who once they are in country, use them for illegal activities.
1) In Rome, migrant children forced to turn to prostitution
2) Egyptian boys: seeking prosperity, dying at sea
3) Egypt teens seek roads paved with gold in Europe
4) Until Egyptians cooperate "very little" Italians can do
Investigation by Nima Elbagir
Dominique Van Heerden, Luca Muzi, Sara Sirgany and Mohamed Kazaz contributed to this report.