Human Traffic Watch

Human trafficking victims lodge 11,000 calls to PHL hotline

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on August 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

More than a year after a 24-hour hotline against human trafficking was established, the government received about 11, 000 phone calls from victims and their families, the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) said.

Dubbed as “modern-day slavery,” human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.

A news release of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), said since the 1343 hotline (operating on a 24/7 basis) was established a year and a half ago, “the hotline has received 11,000 calls from local and overseas sources, with recorded 165 case calls, of which 52 are reportedly victims of human trafficking.”

Source: GMA News

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