Nearly one in three babies in England and Wales have a foreign-born parent, which has led to a ten-fold increase in cross-border child custody and abduction cases in the past a decade.
Six-year-old Elsa Salama is one of those cases, she was snatched from a holiday apartment in Sharm El Sheikh were she had been visiting her Egyptian father's family.
Her mother Naomi has had no information of her daughter's whereabouts and does now know whether Elsa is alive and well.
Speaking to Daybreak she said: "It doesn't get any better, each day is just as hard, and I focus on the future, and I focus on trying to find her and bringing her home and bringing her home to what she remembers, so I stay strong for her."
The latest report from the Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales has found a steep increase in the number of cross-border disputes between parents over child custody.
Edward Bennett, a lawyer at the Office, said the rise was down to two factors:
The first is the ever increasing number of international family cases coming before the courts, necessitating assistance from an overseas judge or vice versa.
The second is the increasing awareness amongst judges and practitioners throughout the world of the service that the Office provides and the benefits it can bring.