Two toddlers that went missing during playtime in Budung Borehole Saturday were reunited with their families, authorities say.
Alsana Jatta, 2, and Mombeh Ceesay, 5, were found in the Kombo North village of Kunkujang, 22 miles southwest of the commercial city of Serrekunda.
A member of the public found the two children wandering along the side of a lonely bushy road and handed them over to the police.
The disappearance of the two children sparked kidnapping fears in the Bundung neighborhood and their parents have expressed relief at their safe return.
The Gambia is a source and destination country for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.
Within The Gambia, women, girls, and—to a lesser extent—boys are subjected to sex trafficking and domestic servitude.
The U.S. has called on Gambian authorities to vigorously investigate and prosecute trafficking offenses and ensure adequate sentencing for convicted trafficking offenders.