Over 300,000 Tanzanian children saved from unsafe environment

  • World
  • Wednesday, 04 Oct 2023

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The government of Tanzania has saved at least 335,971 children from unsafe environments, including the worst forms of child labor, human trafficking, and violence against children, between July 2022 and April 2023, an official said Tuesday.

Nandera Mhando, the commissioner for social welfare in the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups, said out of the saved children, 167,337 were girls and 168,634 were boys.

Noting that these children were subjected to all sorts of degrading treatment, including child labor, violence, poor hygiene conditions, and human trafficking, Mhando said these children were saved after they were identified by local government authorities across the country.

The saved children are now living in 344 government-run children's centers across the country and some of them are living with their relatives, Mhando said, adding that the centers are providing them with basic necessities, including food, clothing, and education.

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