Restoring Children Living in Prison
by Global Family Myanmar Project

Yangon, Myanmar

Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Many children who are abandoned or who leave their homes and villages find themselves on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar’s capital city. They are often taken by the police to what are called ‘child prisons’, many of these children stay for months or longer due to the fact that they cannot explain from where they … Continue reading Restoring Children Living in Prison(details below)

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Myanmar was recently been downgraded by the US State Department with respect to its efforts to combat human trafficking. We work in the capital city of Yangon as well as the states of Chin, Shan and Kachin as these areas have significant human trafficking activity. Many Burmese children are trafficked domestically for labor as well as into neighbouring countries for child marriage, sexual enslavement, etc. Children in prisons in Yangon live in difficult conditions and some of them have been convicted of crimes or used to live on the streets. They are in need of counselling and reunification with their families.

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Many children who are abandoned or who leave their homes and villages find themselves on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar’s capital city. They are often taken by the police to what are called ‘child prisons’, many of these children stay for months or longer due to the fact that they cannot explain from where they came and their families do not know where they are.

Our coordinators in Yangon will work with the children and authorities in the prison to restore them back home with their families. For those children who do not have families to return to, we will find alternative longterm care.

Funds are needed for the children’s basic needs, outreach programs within the prison, travel, and coordinator salaries for 1 year.

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