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IOM, UNHCR Call For Urgent Action After 45 Die In Largest Recorded Shipwreck Off Libya Coast In 2020

IOM, UNHCR Call For Urgent Action After 45 Die In Largest Recorded Shipwreck Off Libya Coast In 2020

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are deeply saddened by the tragic death of at least 45 migrants and refugees on 17 August, in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year. Some 37 survivors – mainly from Senegal, Mali, Chad and Ghana – were rescued by […]

19 Pregnant Teens And Women Rescued From Suspected Baby Traffickers

19 Pregnant Teens And Women Rescued From Suspected Baby Traffickers

Nineteen pregnant teens and women were rescued as Nigerian police busted a suspected child trafficking ring planning to sell babies, a police spokesman told CNN on Monday. The victims, ranging in age from 15 to 28, were found in different locations in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, in a police raid earlier this month, police said. […]

India’s Human Traffickers Escaping Punishment- Data Shows Few Convictions

India’s Human Traffickers Escaping Punishment- Data Shows Few Convictions

Poor enforcement of the law by stretched police means that many slave-owners escape punishment, said, anti-trafficking campaigners Less than 1% of Indians charged with slavery offences during the past decade were convicted, research showed on Tuesday, as anti-slavery campaigners called for tougher action on human traffickers to stop them preying on people. Out of 429 […]

Traffickers Seen Targeting Homeless People In Britain

Traffickers Seen Targeting Homeless People In Britain

Homeless people were involved in 276 cases of modern slavery reported to the Modern Slavery Helpline since the dedicated hotline was set up in October 2016 by Unseen Homeless people are among the victims in 7% of all reported modern slavery cases in Britain, according to research by the anti-slavery charity Unseen released on Friday. […]

Libya Issues Arrest Warrants For Over 200 Alleged Traffickers

Libya Issues Arrest Warrants For Over 200 Alleged Traffickers

Libya has issued arrest warrants for more than 200 Libyans and foreigners suspected of involvement in a smuggling network for Europe-bound migrants, the attorney general’s office said on Thursday. “We have 205 arrest warrants for people (involved in) organising immigration operations, human trafficking, (cases) of torture, murder and rape,” said Seddik al-Sour, the director of […]

The Pathetic Of Being Trafficked To Middle East Through Kenya

The Pathetic Of Being Trafficked To Middle East Through Kenya

 Traffickers who smuggle Ugandan girls through Kenya to different destinations in the Middle East and South Africa have built a syndicate involving police officers, other security officers and immigration staff from Uganda and Kenya, an investigation by Sunday Monitor has revealed. The syndicate secretly lures unemployed Ugandan girls with promises of lucrative pay especially in […]

NDLEA Arrest 234 Suspects, Seize 7,550kg Indian Hemp

NDLEA Arrest 234 Suspects, Seize 7,550kg Indian Hemp

The Kogi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested 234 suspects in possession of cannabis sativa, popularly called Indian hemp and other psychotropic substances. The state Commander, Alhaji Idris Bello disclosed this in lokoja yesterday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the Command in 2016.  Bello, who described the […]

Tanzania: 6 Trafficked Girls Rescued, 2 With Now Mothers

Tanzania: 6 Trafficked Girls Rescued, 2 With Now Mothers

 Police are in contact with their counterparts and Social welfare department in Ngara District to reunites six girls who are the recent victims of human trafficking. Mara regional police Commander Ramadhani Nga’anzi said among the 6 victims 2 already have children after being trafficked. The RPC added that the teenagers were found in Masinki Village […]