Activists: Child Trafficking A “National Crisis”


page geneva; color: #222222;”>The organisation’s programs officer, side effects Marlon Agaba, told Chimpreports on Monday that according the police crime report of 2011, a total of 69 cases of child trafficking were recorded.

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“Globally an estimated 600000 to 800000 men, women and children are trafficked across borders annually and 50 percent of these are children,” noted Agaba.

He further stressed that ANPPCAN received and handled 5 cases of trafficking in 2012 and these were both local and international.

“In one of the cases a 17-year-old girl who had been trafficked to Sweden was deported back to Uganda,” noted Agaba.

He further stressed that in Kitgum 76 children aged between 4 to 6 years were recently rescued from a local organization named Active Blessing Uganda. They were allegedly being used as collateral to get assistance from donors.

Anselm Wandega, the executive director ANPPCAN Uganda chapter, called upon government to suspend the issuance of legal guardianship orders on top of amending the children’s act to include clear rules and guidelines to regulate legal guardianship.

“Trafficking is slavery with a modern face and no country can claim to be civilized with a section of its population still in slavery,” noted Wandega.


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