NEWS

New scheme to find children

International experts will begin arriving in Greece in November to help authorities develop a rapid-reaction system to trace missing children, sources told Kathimerini yesterday. Representatives from European police forces and experts from the USA are due to visit Greece as authorities here want police, prosecutors and volunteers to work together to ensure that photographs of missing children are posted at airports, bus stations and ports immediately after their disappearance. The possibility of informing the public via text messages or electronic displays on roads and highways is also being considered. Greece has already begun designing a website to help provide information about missing children based on that of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (www.icmec.org). Countries which employ these sort of tactics have a success rate of up to 95 percent in locating missing children, sources said.