Staying at home is dangerous for Emelda: when she goes home, she will get mutilated. Vulnerable children, like Emelda, are at risk worldwide due to the corona crisis. They cannot go to school and therefore miss their safe place.
Many parents cannot work and poverty is increasing. This makes these children even more vulnerable to exploitation. The consequences are alarming. Sexual exploitation is increasing, including children exploited for webcam sex. Or, like Emelda, they run the risk of genital mutilation.
That is why we are sounding the alarm for these children. They urgently need protection during this difficult time.
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Worldwide, child exploitation is increasing as a result of the corona crisis because home is not the safe place it should be. Can you help protect children?