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.
Four child's rights organizations in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin, including the Defense for Children International Liberia (DCI-Liberia) have urged governments of member states to tackle cross-border child trafficking.
In a chat with this paper upon return to the country from Freetown, Sierra Leone, the Executive Director of DCI-Liberia, Foday Kawah, said cross-border child trafficking remains a post-conflict creeping menace that must be tackled quickly in the Mano River region.
Libya, North Korea, Iran and Cuba are among 17 countries worldwide that have done little to combat human trafficking over the past year, according to a State Department report released Tuesday, down from the 23 nations identified a year ago
In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), the department said the 17 countries failed to meet minimum international standards to curb trafficking and could face U.S.
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has expressed concern over alarming levels of child labour and widespread anti-union discrimination in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Togo.
The international labour body, in a report prepared for the World Trade Organisation’s (WHO) Council meeting, called for a review of trade policies in the affected countries.