Humanitarian Crisis: Ghana To Close Witch Camps In A Reintegration Attempt

Niki Fears - Author
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Dec. 10 2014, Updated 9:06 a.m. ET

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in Ghana, Africa, has announced that all of the witch camps in the nation will officially be closed on December 15 with plans to attempt a reintegration of the victims to local communities of their choosing.

Ministry officials say that they are closing the witch camps in an attempt to help end the abuses that are suffered by the accused.

Closing the camps will “affirm the nation’s commitment to ending human rights abuses associated with witchcraft accusations,” the ministry said.

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Plans to reintegrate the victims who currently live at the witch camps will be aided by a number of organizations and agencies in Ghana, including the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Action Aid Ghana and its partners Songtaba, as well as those in the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

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