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UN deputy chief calls for renewed global action against human trafficking

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called for renewed global action against human trafficking. “Renewed and reinvigorated global action against this crime (of human trafficking) is needed more than ever, as economic hardship, conflict, and health and climate emergencies are increasing and compounding vulnerabilities to …

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Closure of training centres fueling human trafficking – UAERA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies-UAERA wants government to prioritize reopening of their training centers saying that the closure of these orientation centers is fueling outbound human trafficking in the country. The revised law over the recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers, regulations, 2021, requires …

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Uganda police rescues 38 victims of human trafficking in Kenya

Buisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan police, working with a non-governmental organization, have rescued 38 victims of human trafficking in neighboring Kenya, CID spokesperson said on Thursday. Charles Twiine, the Criminal Investigations Directorate spokesperson said in a tweet that working with the organization of “Make a Child Smile,” they …

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Thailand king pardons 3 Ugandan human trafficking convicts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Ugandans who had been convicted of human trafficking have been pardoned by the King of Thailand, His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn, as part of his generosity act to mark his 69th birthday. He has also given them air tickets to return home. According to Agnes …

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Ugandans face arrest for hiring trafficked persons as domestic workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate has raised concern over the increasing cases of Ugandans hiring victims of transnational trafficking as domestic workers. Charles Twine, the spokesperson of the directorate says that security forces are launching operations against traffickers, and that any person who has hired victims …

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Sudan launches 3-year plan to combat human trafficking

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan on Monday launched a three-year national action plan to combat human trafficking from 2021 to 2023. The plan was launched by Sudan’s National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking during a ceremony held in Khartoum. When addressing the launching ceremony, Sudanese Justice Minister Nasreddin Abdel Bari …

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Nine Ugandan victims of human trafficking arrested in Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan Police has said they are in talks with Kenyan authorities for the release of nine arrested Ugandans who were being trafficked through Jomo-Kenyatta International Airport. The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID spokesperson Charles Twine said that nine Ugandans were arrested at the airport for holding passports …

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Thousands of Ugandans stranded in Gulf states

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 2400 Ugandans trafficked to Gulf countries last year are loitering the streets there without jobs, Uganda’s Ambassador to the United Arabs Emirates (UAE)  has revealed. Ambassador Zaake Kibedi said that most of the affected are females who were trafficked to countries like …

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