– Alison Shalaby, chief executive of Reunite
It can happen to anyone, from any background. Countries where children are abducted to can range from Australia, to France, to Thailand.
We have seen a 206% increase in the number of children who have been abducted by a parent to a non-Hague country between 2001 and 2011.
Cases of parental child abduction have risen 88% in just under a decade (2003-2012), Foreign Office (FCO) figures showed today.