MORE needs to be done to prevent African children being accused of witchcraft, a local MP has said.
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh was speaking at a debate in Westminster Hall.
Earlier this year, Ms Creagh, who represents Kirkburton and Denby Dale wards, travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with a Save the Children project.
There she found out more about the problems.
She said: "Save the Children gave us a very good leaflet about how children come to be accused of witchcraft.
"Such a child may have epilepsy, sleepwalk or be greedy."
She asked if anyone had discussed with groups in the country if television could be used to educate people.
"The leaflets are all well and good," she said, but there were huge areas of the country where people were illiterate and could not understand the excellent literature produced by the non-governmental organisations.