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Volta Revival Foundation rescues 15 trafficked children

February 9, 2024
Volta Revival Foundation rescues 15 trafficked children
The trafficked children

Mr. Julius Odoi Amesimeku, Country Manager of the Volta Revival Foundation, discloses that the rescued 15 trafficked children engaged in child labour activities at Yeji and in 2023. Operating primarily in , Greater Region, the Foundation discovered that children from Ada-Foah, Wekumagbe, Azizanya, and Totimekorpey in Ada-East and West districts were exploited in fishing and animal herding.

In an interview with the (GNA), Mr. Amesimeku revealed that the Foundation successfully reunited the rescued children with their families and facilitated their immediate return to school. The Foundation's overarching goal is to eradicate all forms of in the region.

Supported by the Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Foundation has rescued, rehabilitated, and reintegrated approximately 55 children in the same districts. Notably, certain communities in Ada have been identified by the , Children, and Social Protection as hubs for child trafficking to the Volta Lake for fishing.

Mr. Amesimeku urges the government to establish robust child protection measures, involving communities and families, to safeguard children from exploitation and trafficking.

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