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I have to report that my mother; one of the inspirations behind People First has passed away peacefully. A kinder person you could not wish to meet, she had not a single enemy, only friends. It is fitting one of our centres will be renamed in her memory.
Trafficked Children go back home
The Children found waiting for the Calcutta to Jodphur express at Gaya Station, seen here with some of their parents have now all gone home from Rescue Junction.
After receiving extensive counseling, and securing follow up support from the local administration the children were all able to return to their village after being reunited with their families.
We now know that these children left their homes without any parental consent, having being lured away, and therefore the trafficker has now been charged with kidnapping and faces many years in Jail.
Freedom for 65 enslaved young children
Following on from the previous rescue operation, acting on information gained the Department of Labour together with the Rajasthan Police raided the bangle factory where 65 Children from Bihar were rescued, 31 of them from Gaya District. All children have been returned to thier families.
Shockingly the average age was just 10 years old
The youngest was just seven years old.
Here is a picture of some of the children at Rescue Junction
Abhishek goes home
After two and a half months at Rescue Junction a little deaf boy was reunited with his mother after going missing during a visit to a hospital in another area. Abishek was found wandering alone in a confused state near the station and was unable to say how he got there. His family feared the worst and that he had been kidnapped by a criminal gang specialising in selling body parts but after a lot of work Rescue Junction staff were able to locate his mother whose joy is evident to see.
Visit to flood affected areas of Bihar
Our Chairperson Deepak Kumar personally visited the flood affected areas of Bihar to supervise the distribution of aid materials . Although these areas are very far from our main area of work we do what we can to help through a special appeal on Global Giving .
Although the situation has improved through flood preventative measures the villagers still in constant fear of losing their homes, livestock and even their lives.
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