Over the last six months, 260 missing children have been found in China with the help of a mobile application.

The app is named “Tuanyuan” which when translated to English means “to have a reunion”.

The mobile app was launched May 2015 by China’s ministry of public security.

“Over the past six months, more than 280 updates on missing children have been posted on the app and 260 children have been found, including 18 who had been trafficked, 27 reported lost, 152 who had run away from home, as well as 52 who had died from drowning or other reasons.

“The app helps to ensure efficient information sharing and collaboration between police in different regions and encourages witnesses to report the whereabouts of missing or trafficked children,” the MPS said.

A new version of the app, which was launched Wednesday, would expand its reach through cooperation with other popular mobile apps.



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