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About 50% of the Afghan children entering the Italian protection system upon arrival disappear after registration. According to the report submitted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which announced the results of the transnational project “Protecting Children On The Move”, in 2011, in Italy 827 unaccompanied children asylum seekers were registered in 2011, the great majority (719) being boys between 16 and 17 years of age. Furthermore, UNHCR considers that at least 550 unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan arrived at the Italian south-eastern coasts in 2011.