Child prostitutes sleep amongst the DEAD because they think it will keep them safe from evil

{By Matthew Drake}

Princess Chea who sleeps in a cemetery as she believes it will keep her safe from evil
Princess Chea who sleeps in a cemetery as she believes it will keep her safe from evil

The desperate youngsters have set up home among crumbling tombs in the hope it will keep them safe from evil

Scores of children who sell their bodies to stay alive have taken up refuge among the dead – believing it will keep them safe from evil.

Each day, the haunted youngsters in dirty, ragged clothes rise up from the crumbling tombs of Monrovia’s Palm Grove Cemetery shortly before dawn.

These are the lost children of Liberia, sharing graves they have clawed out by hand on the outskirts of their country’s capital, still blighted by a 14-year civil war that ended a decade ago. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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About Cholo Brooks 15592 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.