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Updates

Further media coverage

Very proud to have had messages from all over the world since early this morning when the BBC’s Christian Parkinson’s short documentary about the centre was released.  Our Outreach Worker, Ibrahima, explained the centre’s role brilliantly! Please click to see BBC’s story about C.R.E.E.R: Rescuing the Trafficked Children of Ivory Coast We were also interviewed on […]

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Project Akoma

An excellent video by Interpol about Project Akoma carried out around the Ivorian southern western town of San Pedro in June 2015; wonderful to see people we work with who were on the ground carrying out this work.  San Pedro is a two day journey from our centre so we weren’t able to assist in this […]

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Al Jazeera at the centre

We were delighted to receive Tania Page and the Al Jazeera team a few weeks ago. Al Jazeera report  (on our YouTube channel) There are some schools opening up for child labourers, but these are the children of the planters.  Those that have been trafficked will never have a chance to go to school, they are […]

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First Repatriation

Thrilled to be able to say that our first repatriation took place on Wednesday! Our 6.5 year old girl has returned home to Burkina Faso with her father.  It’s not been an easy case, we initially thought she would stay with us for some time and our local Prosecutor has been very supportive. Back in […]

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Media attention

      Our Outreach Worker, Ibrahima has been filmed and interviewed by Christian Parkinson of the BBC and also by the  French channel RFI today about child trafficking and child labour. Needless to say we are incredibly proud of him & one of our girls who was also interviewed about her status (only her silhouette […]

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New Arrivals

As the end of the year is approaching, we are concerned about the future of the centre. We have children in the centre which has made life very busy with different cases.  Despite relentlessly posting on Twitter (@CREER_RCI ) and on our Facebook group we’re finding it difficult to access funding from public or private donors.  We’re in […]

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Months of active action

We’ve been a little lax, the website hasn’t been updated for a few months but there are numerous reasons for this. Our Outreach Worker & Administrative Assistant have been incredibly busy on the ground, gaining support from the team in France who in turn have been endeavouring to gain further support and awareness of the […]

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A second return, the second month of 2015

Another return to Cote d’Ivoire via Ghana again in mid-February for a month.  Incredibly lucky to be assisted by an old friend with discounted airfares, the funding comes from our pockets.  The same as all the other transportation and other associated costs each time a trip is made; malarial drugs, visas, accommodation etc!  It isn’t a cheap trip each time […]

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Worrying Situation in Cote d’Ivoire

The press have finally started talking about the worrying situation in Cote d’Ivoire. The afternoon of my arrival in Abengourou in December 2014, the story was told of a 14 or 15 year old girl who in October was snatched in town near school around 6.00pm, just as the sun sets.  She is believed to […]

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New Brooms sweep in 2015

2015 looks to be a great year for us, finally we have the centre ready to receive children.  CREER-USA is in the process of being set up as a fundraising & advocacy body for the centre (on Twitter @CREERUSA).  I went to Cote d’Ivoire in December for almost a month, made some changes & had […]

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