Child Trafficking in Bihar, India| 13mins
Director: Stuart Bamforth | Producer: Save the Children
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United Kingdom
In places like Bihar, India, child-traffickers know that during the annual floods they'll be able to approach children who are lost and alone more easily and transport them sometimes thousands of miles. They then get sold as brides, put to work as domestic servants, as prostitutes or as hard laborers. Roshan, 14, was trafficked to Haryana state, 1000 km from his home as a child labour stitching, polishing and filling heavy sacks. They didn't pay or feed him. He was reunited with his family after his village child protection committee put pressure on the traffickers to return him. Save the Children has been setting up child-protection committees and safe play areas in villages prone to flooding in India to warn parents of the dangers their children face and what they can do to protect them.