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Deep concerns voiced at human trafficking

Deep concerns voiced at human trafficking

Feb 22, 2015 - 17:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and International Organisation for Migrationinfo-icon (IOM) on Sunday expressed concerns over human trafficking and vowed to support Afghan border police in tackling the menace.

A three-day workshop has been conducted in Kabul by MoI in collaboration with IOM to train border police on how to prevent human trafficking.

Violence and poverty have forced thousands of people to cross borders illegally in search of better lives. Problems at borders and lack of complete control have also made border crossing easy.

IoM Director Rechard Dansziger said human trafficking was on the rise and since 2002 more than 1,300 persons including womeninfo-icon and children have been trafficked from Afghanistaninfo-icon.

“In today’s workshop we teach Afghan border police on how to prevent human trafficking,” Rechard Dansziger added.

A recent study shows that financial pressure, insecurity, and lack of hope for future are major reasons for Afghan children who leave homeland and take on dangerous trips.

The study conducted by Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) showed that around 3,600 teenagers majority of them boys have taken asylum in Europe in 2013. The figures were 5,700 in 2012.

MoI spokesperson Sediq Sediqi said police had arrested many human traffickers in recent years and such workshops would boost their ability.










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