China Struggles to Identify Rescued Kidnap Victims

As part of an effort to recover trafficked children, the Ministry of Public Security has launched the website “Babies Looking For Home” (宝贝寻家) that includes the profiles and photos of kidnapped children. From the Associated Press:

Police in China have created a Web site with photos of 60 rescued kidnap victims, mostly boys and many of them infants, in a bid to track down their families.

The Ministry of Public Security’s “Babies Looking for Home” Web site is part of a nationwide crackdown on widespread trafficking of women and children. State media have reported hundreds of rescues and arrests since the campaign began in April, but the new site shows that at least 60 children have yet to be reunited with their families.

The site includes short physical descriptions of each child, the date they were rescued and a contact number for the police station or welfare official in charge of their case. The youngest appear to be just a few months old and 39 of them are boys.