30 July 2020. San José, Costa Rica - Trafficking in persons is one of the most overlooked protection issues in emergency settings. It is often understood as a pre-existing issue that remains constant, regardless of outbreaks of conflict or natural disaster. However, disasters provide the perfect opportunity for traffickers to recruit victims to exploit.

 

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  • 12-14 March 2019
  • Georgetown, Guyana

 

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Saint Lucia — Saint Lucia, with the cooperation of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has launched a hotline to combat human trafficking which has been described as a global problem.
The 24-hour hotline, 8-4-7, was launched here on Tuesday 22 January, to help bring public awareness on the issue.
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Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/167, the present report contains information on successful interventions and strategies, as well as gaps, in addressing the gender dimensions of the problem of trafficking in persons and recommendations on the strengthening of human rights-based and gender- and age-sensitive approaches within comprehensive and balanced efforts to address trafficking in persons.

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