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South Sudan, IOM join forces to fight human trafficking

Juba, South Sudan | XINHUA | South Sudan and the UN migration agency, International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday joined forces to fight human trafficking in the east African country. IOM said it helped the South Sudanese government set up a body to help the conflict-torn country track and …

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UN warns of risks for trafficking victims due to pandemic

Vienna, Austria | AFP | The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday warned of increased risks to human trafficking victims due to the coronavirus crisis with people more vulnerable to exploitation and protection limited. New UNODC analysis found, other than the risk of catching the virus, some rescued victims have been unable …

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Court faults gov’t for failure to monitor migrant labor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry failed in its statutory duty when it failed to provide assistance to migrant laborers leaving the country and protect them from human trafficking according to a High Court judgment. Justice Musa Ssekaana delivered the judgment stemming from …

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Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a “call to action” on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and “alarming levels of femicide”. “Human rights are under assault,” said the secretary general as he opened the UN Human Rights Council’s …

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US investigators train Uganda Police officers on probing trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of experts in human trafficking investigations from United States – US have started training Uganda police officers on detecting and probing human trafficking cartels. Led by Dave Rogers, who is also director Law Enforcement Operations, at Human Trafficking Institute, Uganda police officers will …

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Inadequate funding hindering fight against human trafficking in Napak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The LCV chairperson Napak, Joseph Lomanyang has said the fight against human trafficking is being hindered by inadequate funding. Last week, 100 Karamojong girls were recently intercepted by Kenyan authorities and handed over to the Ugandan authorities in Busia. The girls most of whom are …

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96 UAE-bound Ugandan girls intercepted in Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Up to 96 Ugandan girls have been intercepted in Kenya, while on their way to the United Arab Emirates. The girls aged between 14 to 18 years were intercepted at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, where they were due to board their next …

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Labour export firms propose measures to curtail human trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new faction of foreign labour recruitment agencies in Uganda has asked government to address challenges in labour export industry with harmonized training of domestic recruitment agencies. The group, the Uganda Federation of Foreign Recruitment Agencies (UFFRA) says the measure will eliminate trafficking in persons, …

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