Press Releases

Trafficking of Cameroonian Child Refugees in Nigeria: NGOs Flay Facebook

Popular social media platform, Facebook has been criticised by two Non-Governmental Organisations for the recent allegation that the social media platform is being used as a conduit for the online sale of Cameroonian refugee children in Nigeria.

AFRUCA FOUNDER AWARDED CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP TO RESEARCH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN CHILD TRAFFICKING INTERVENTIONS

Debbie Ariyo OBE, Founder and CEO of AFRUCA has been awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to conduct research exploring the role of “communities as safety-nets in protecting human trafficking victims”.
Her research will take her to two countries where she will focus on children in the fishing sector in Ghana and children in sex tourism in Thailand

AFRUCA SIGNS MOU WITH NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT’S
ANTI-TRAFFICKING AGENCY

AFRUCA SIGNS MOU WITH NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-TRAFFICKING AGENCY

AFRUCA will on Tuesday 16 October 2018 sign a Memorandum of Understanding with NAPTIP – the Nigerian government agency responsible for counter trafficking matters.

The signing of an MOU by a UK Diaspora led organization with a government agency in Africa underlines a major shift in African Diaspora engagement in counter trafficking activities across Europe. Recent figures show Nigerian nationals form the highest number of victims of trafficking and modern slavery from African countries in Europe.

NEW AFRUCA REPORT CALLS FOR BAN ON SMACKING CHILDREN

A new report released today by the charity AFRUCA – Africans Unite Against Child Abuse has called on the government to ban smacking children.

The report which is the result of a six month research project conducted among African communities in Greater Manchester, also calls for stronger partnerships between parents and schools. “Schools should be “channels of support” for struggling families, helping to navigate the system and facilitating access to support on parenting issues”, said the report.

MANCHESTER AGAINST MODERN SLAVERY

AFRUCA has received a new grant from Manchester City Council to help raise awareness of Modern Slavery in the city. Tagged “Manchester Against Modern Slavery”, the aim is to help prevent and disrupt Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking across Manchester. This one year project will be conducted as part of efforts by Manchester City Council to address the growing incidence of Modern Slavery in the city.