December 27, 2015
Source: east coast radio
Missing Children South Africa believes that human trafficking is one of the main reasons why children go missing in the country.
Spokesperson Nicky Rheeder says at this stage it cannot be proven but an International Labour Organisation study found that an estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year with a 32-billion dollar profit generated annually.
Rheeder says this year almost 400 children have gone missing, 6% of these were found dead.
“Amongst children, we see various reasons why they go missing. It can be anything from parental or family abduction – if they have a custody dispute. One parent may take the child and disappear.
“There are kidnappings as well and sometimes children go missing, they return and parents don’t want to tell us,” she said.
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