A 21-year old Gambian girl reportedly trafficked to Oman has been returned home on Monday, through the Senegalese capital, Dakar
She shared her experience with Kerr Fatou following her safe return and reunification with her family, after being 2 months away.
“I am 21 years old. I was doing housework in Oman. But it was very hard for me. I suffered an eye ache and it was disturbing me, but they (employer) did not give me time to rest. I rested only when eating my breakfast and lunch, and when I went to bed. Those are the only times I rested. I spent only 2 months there,” she said.
The 21-year old who came through Dakar to The Gambia and was received by FATIM officials expressed happiness to have returned home saying, “I am very happy”.
Her return was facilitated by Foundation Against Trafficking and Irregular Migration (FATIM), a group of young Gambians who raises awareness on irregular migration, complements governments efforts in combatting human trafficking and helps to repatriate Gambian girls reportedly trafficked to the middle east (Oman) for domestic work.
The foundation with partners including NAATIP so far facilitated the return of 24 Gambian girls from the Middle East country in different batches, the latest is the 21-year old who returned on 3rd October 2022.