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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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Halloween Chocolate

Trick or treating is upon us whether we like it or not! Have you already bought chocolate for Halloween? Did you read http://nexis.co.uk/pdf/Dark_Chocolate.pdf The ongoing trafficking of children in Cote d’Ivoire & across the rest of West Africa is an ongoing battle.  The children that are trafficked for cocoa are a percentage along with those […]

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Update from the Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group

Positive moves in the right direction … time will tell! But still no one looking at the situation with the children that are living on the streets having escaped their situation or those being trafficked across the border! We mustn’t forget, C.R.E.E.R started due to ‘M’ who was in domestic servitude. The figures to find […]

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The difference between Orphans and Trafficked Children

Following a conversation earlier with an organisation who has signed up to the Fair Labor Association; we realised the need to examine the ‘difference’ between an orphan and a trafficked child. An orphan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan A trafficked child – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafficking_of_children “This can stem from a dangerous “movement” stage of trafficking or from specific aspects of the “exploitation” […]

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Advocacy or Action?

It’s been mentioned before, there isn’t a centre in the sub-region of West Africa that solely caters for trafficked children.  Please search google; we cannot find much about what is happening to the trafficked children, but lots of advocacy about them.  Very little action. Due to ‘M’ the little girl who was found on the […]

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Child slavery and chocolate: All too easy to find

What mustn’t be forgotten, although the last few posts have been about cocoa, don’t forget ‘M’ who inspired us to set up C.R.E.E.R to be a safe shelter to educate the children. She was trafficked but worked in domestic servitude we believe. As well as cocoa, there’s trafficking for domestic servitude, prostitution & many other […]

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