Police use facial recognition app to reunite lost children with families

Police use facial recognition app to reunite lost children with families

Indian police have reunited thousands of missing and trafficked children with their families using a new facial recognition app that campaigners said was a "game changer" in tackling the problem. Tens of thousands of children go missing every year in India and many are trafficked to work in eateries, handicraft industries, brick kilns, factories or into begging and brothels. Police in the southern state of Telangana developed the facial recognition tool as part of Operation Smile, a periodic drive to tackle child labour and missing children.

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