Rise in Trafficking Facts in Afghanistan

Politics Materials 17 September 2008 18:46 (UTC +04:00)
Rise in Trafficking Facts in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Kabul, 17 September/ Trend , corr A. Hakimi/ The latest report of the International Organization for Migration indicates that human trafficking facts in Afghanistan have increased. The Organization called on Afghani government and human rights activists to fight against human trafficking.

The report of Organization for Migration has been developed on the basis of results of studies into the human trafficking in Afghanistan and evidence by human trafficking victims.

The studies were conducted in nine border provinces of Afghanistan and Kabul. The Organization did not indicate exact number of human trafficking victims in Afghanistan.

Negin Muhammadjan, head of Counter Human Trafficking Department of Organization for Migration did not divulge exact figures, however, said the figures are terrible and sad. The real number of human trafficking victims is more than the statistics.

The Organization plans to send report on preventing human trafficking in Afghanistan to respective international organizations, governmental agencies and human rights organizations.

Organization for Migration attributed sharp rise in the facts of human trafficking in Afghanistan to the fact that the country has been in war conditions for a long time, economic instability, low life standards, illiteracy and unemployment.

The report of US State Department issued last year on situation of trafficking in Afghanistan indicated where Afghani women, men and children are sent.

Instability, unemployment and poverty in Afghanistan make Afghani families to give their children to human traffickers without thinking about their future. As a result, majority of children trafficked to European countries are subject to physical and sexual violation.

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