Cross border child trafficking is reportedly widespread in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin, and rights organization in the region have called on governments of the four MRU countries to act to halt the menace.
The MRU is made of Liberia, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone–nations that have been plagued by violent and destructive conflicts over the last two decades.
“As we speak, we have rescued over 50 children from child traffickers. These children are currently being kept in safe condition in Freetown. They are from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast. We are working to see how to reunite them with their parents,” the Executive Director of the Defense for Children International Liberia (DCI-Liberia), Mr. Foday Kawah, stated in Monrovia following his return from Sierra Leone.
Source: All Africa