Papua New Guinea food shortage leads parents to ‘sell children for rice’

A severe food shortage in Papua New Guinea has prompted parents in some isolated communities to sell their young daughters for food.

Research by the Protestant United Church in the poverty-stricken Commonwealth nation found fathers in the remote highlands were giving away their daughters, who will be returned after the drought, for bags of rice.

The drought is also believed to have led to rising rates of HIV due to increased levels of prostitution. Continue reading

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