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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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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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Thrown a lifeline! We have a centre!!!

A friend of C.R.E.E.R’s founder handed us a lifeline a fortnight prior to the Founder returning to Cote d’Ivoire. Initially the trip was going to focus on researching trafficking routes across Burkina Faso & Ghana with entry points into Cote d’Ivoire.  However, it ended up being a race to get to Abidjan from Ouagadougou, Burkina […]

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What hope is there?

A great thanks is owed to Miki Mistrati & Ange Aboa for creating this new online documentary from Burkina Faso, released this morning. What hope is there for these children & families where the boys aged as young as 12 without any education feel the need to go & work on cocoa plantations to earn […]

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STOP PRESS from Friday 12th July 2013

Following our STOP PRESS piece on Friday, here are the two articles mentioned. A massive thanks goes to C.R.E.E.R’s Vice President in Cote d’Ivoire who retrieved these articles!  Please note these children are going to ‘several NGO’s’ but many we suspect will be orphanages who aren’t used to dealing with the emotional needs of these […]

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STOP PRESS!!!

We have just been alerted that 200 trafficked chldren were found in transport in Bouake, Cote d’Ivoire heading for cocoa farms the night of 10th/11th July (the night before last) The majority are apparently from neighbouring Burkina Faso; there is also talk that they are part of a convoy of 750 trafficked people but this […]

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Easter chocolate; your choice!

The supermarket shelves are stacked high with easter eggs already, four weeks before Easter Sunday! Have you ever thought where many of these chocolate eggs originate from?

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Why, where, what will C.R.E.E.R be?

C.R.E.E.R = Centre de Reinsertion et d’Education pour les Enfants de la Rue (Centre of Reinsertion & Education for street children) Why? Some children are sold by their families for about US $60, believing that they will have a good life with an employer or promised that they will receive an education. The families often […]

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