Unregistered migrants in Azerbaijan may face threats
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 27 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Unregistered migrants in Azerbaijan may face threats, State Migration Service Deputy Chief Parviz Musayev said at an international conference today.
"These migrants may become victims of trafficking any moment," he said. "Human traffickers, cheating unregistered migrants, take them to other countries to sell them."
He recommended that migrants immediately register upon entering the country.
"If they immediately register, then it will be possible to protect their rights when they faced with any threat," he said.
Roughly 452,475 migrants lived in Azerbaijan as of April 1, Musayev said. Roughly 25 percent work under an employment contract, 20 percent are students, and 18 percent are migrants who have family ties with Azerbaijanis.
He said all information about visitors to the country and registered migrants is contained in the created unified information system.
The labor activity and places of migrants' living are under control.
Baku is hosting the international conference "Problems of migration and challenges: the role of trade unions" today. It was organized by the Azerbaijani Confederation of Trade Unions and supported by the International Labor Organization and the International Confederation of Trade Unions.
The role of trade unions in regulating the migration processes, improving the working conditions of migrants, ensuring their rights and other issues are discussed at the conference.
The event was attended by representatives of trade unions of Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, and representatives of international organizations.