Ghana trafficking victims find care and comfort in...

Local agencies in Ghana struggle with poor funding and complex social systems to re-integrate trafficking victims. The Guardian provides an insight, how a region is Ghana tries to cope with victims.

Ayi was fifteen when her parents sold her. She was sent to the Ghanaian capital of Accra, where her tasks included carrying heavy loads for market women. After a year she was forced to work as a prostitute. "I was given drugs and received clients day and night," she says. Police were told of her plight by an NGO, and they arrested two men who were suspected of having trafficked her.

That NGO, the Centre for the Initiative Against Human Trafficking (CIAHT), helped Ayi back to her home town of Tamale, in the north of Ghana.