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Congo Vows Zero Tolerance Over Child Soldiers After U.S. Anti-Trafficking Nod

Congo Vows Zero Tolerance Over Child Soldiers After U.S. Anti-Trafficking Nod

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must do more to end the use of child soldiers by the military and armed groups, its human rights minister said after the U.S. government commended the country’s progress on fighting human trafficking. The central African nation was upgraded last week in the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons […]

World Against Trafficking : The New Normal: Child slavery

World Against Trafficking : The New Normal: Child slavery

 Children’s vulnerability is a daily occurrence in most homes, schools, communities and families and these places are supposed to serve as sanctuaries. While the incessant influx of young children below the ages of 15 as domestic or commercial maids in the society is alarming and disturbing, these children are at a disadvantage. It is no […]

U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking Funds Postponed As Supporters Scramble For Scarce Funds

U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking Funds Postponed As Supporters Scramble For Scarce Funds

The U.S. government has postponed an anticipated $13.5 million grant to provide emergency shelter and housing for trafficking survivors, leaving their supporters scrambling for scarce funds for victim services. The money was approved two years ago but abruptly suspended in recent days without explanation, officials and supporters said on Wednesday.   The $13.5 million grant […]

20 Kidnap Victims in Katsina Sold Into Slavery In Burkina Faso

20 Kidnap Victims in Katsina Sold Into Slavery In Burkina Faso

Not fewer than 20 kidnap victims in Katsina State were reportedly sold into slavery in Burkina Faso. The information available to our correspondent revealed that the victims were allegedly kidnapped in Kankara local government area of the state and sold to a woman in Cotonou who in turn sold them to another slave merchant in […]

4-yr-Old Girl Sold For N350,000 In Enugu, Recovered In Abia

4-yr-Old Girl Sold For N350,000 In Enugu, Recovered In Abia

A four-year-old girl (names withheld), pupil of Unity Nursery/Primary School, Inyi, Enugu State, allegedly stolen by her mother’s younger sister and the boyfriend, and sold to one Florence Nwokocha for N350,000, has been recovered by police operatives in Abia State. This was disclosed by Enugu State Police Command in a statement in Enugu yesterday. The […]

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

Maya is one of the many Romanian girls lured to work in brothels and massage parlours across Europe in the hope of escaping poverty at home. Often deceived by boyfriends who are little more than pimps, these teenagers are desperate for a better life. Maya is now in a brothel in Switzerland, but her younger […]

Why child trafficking surges after natural disasters

Why child trafficking surges after natural disasters

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, it killed well over 8,000 people and turned much of the country into a disaster zone. 17 days later, as recovery operations were getting established, a 7.3 magnitude quake caused further destruction. In the desolation, chaos and widespread panic that followed, a surge in child […]