Sierra Leone - HANCI case

Help a Needy Child International (HANCI), established in 1996, set up child survival centers in Freetown and Makeni (in the north) where it offered services of schooling from kindergarten to tertiary level. When civil war broke out, parents sent their children to the organization for protection and after the war, which ended in 2002, parents who came to fetch their children were told they had been adopted.
Date: 2002-01-01
Number of children: 29



Sierra Leone
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Child Trafficking… Parents Complain to Journalists2012-08-28
Sierra Leone parents support adoption inquiry2012-05-08
In Sierra Leone, Investigation on ‘Missing Children’ Begins2011-03-03
S.Leone panel to probe 13-year-old adoption scandal2010-09-08
Sierra Leone: Adoptive Mother Speaks Out2010-06-18
Sierra Leone parents seek answers in adoption case 2010-06-03
Child Adoption Saga - Parents Demand Children's Return2010-05-19
S Leone fury at 'forced adoption' 2009-11-04
150 Kids Missing - HANCI Implicated2009-10-29
“HANCI sold our children abroad” angry parents claim2009-10-09
Sierra Leone: HANCI Denies Claims2008-11-28
Child Trafficking: Parents accuse HANCI2008-11-26
Adoption Sierra Leone2005-02-24
ADOPTION investigation involves Maine agency2004-09-02
Police Dismantle Child Trafficking Syndicate2004-09-01
Sierra Leone Aid Workers Accused of Child Smuggling 2004-08-27
Aid workers smuggle kids2004-08-27


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