PSNews – Nearly 1000 human trafficking victims have been returned home since 2016 by Vietnamese authorities, according to the Department for Social Evils Prevention under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Particularly, Quang Ninh received 228 victims, Dien Bien province received 131 victims, and Lai Chau province received 54 victims. The Department for Social Evils Prevention said that 100% of the victims have received supports to integrate into the community.
|100% of the victims have received supports to integrate into the community.
For adult victims, local authorities supported them in providing vocational training courses and finding appropriate jobs for them. Meanwhile, the child victims were re-issued identification cards and other related documents as well as provided with favorable conditions to go to school.
Human trafficking in Vietnam was on the increase because it was difficult to control, according to experts. They said the crime especially targeted women and children.
Statistics from the Police General’s Department show that from 2011 until now, the country reported nearly 3,000 cases of human trafficking involving nearly 6,000 victims. The problem is more serious in provinces close to the border.
Against this backdrop, Vietnamese agencies have conducted several measures to prevent trafficking. The Law on Human Trafficking Prevention and Control was implemented in 2011. In provinces with serious trafficking problems, such as Lao Cai, Nghe An, Quang Ninh and Tay Ninh, the labour, invalids and social affairs sector has organised many training courses against traffickers. By Phung Nguyen