22 Oct 2019

Fiji's missing children: 37 listed as missing

From , 6:02 am on 22 October 2019

Thirty-seven children are listed as missing in Fiji from about 700 that have been reported missing since 2014.

The figures are from a police report, which also shows 2016 was the worst year for children reported missing, at 150. 

Minister for Defence and National Security, Inia Seruiratu, says many of the cases are due to children running away from home because of social problems.

Christine Rovoi reports.

School children in Fiji's capital, Suva.

School children in Fiji's capital, Suva. Photo: RNZ / Jamie Tahana