COVID-19 Cash Relief To Children Victims of Online Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
April 22, 2020 | Feature Story by Garicel Garina
PCMN supports children survivors of online
sexual abuse in a residential care arrangement
and home-based, those reintegrated back to
the families or next of kin before the lockdown.
“ I am thankful to God for the financial
support extended by PCMN. I am a daily
wage earner and lost my job in the public
market, to support my children. This is a big
help to me and my family.”
This is from a father of two victims-survivors
who were supported with cash transfer. The
father who is a construction worker at the
time of the crime is away from the family with
his construction job. His wife is in jail, and all
his children taken away by authorities. After
a year, the children, after proofs that the
father is not in anyway engaged with the crime, were all returned to him.
One grandmother says, “Due to the lockdown, we have nothing much to eat as I stretch the food pack that the city gave us. With the cash relief, I was able to buy food, some fruits and vitamins for the kids”.
This grandmother has been taking care of two grandchildren abandoned by their father, while the mother is now in detention for selling children online to foreign customers.