Human Traffic Watch

80% of victims repatriated after seeking help from human trafficking hotline 1343

In Human Trafficking on March 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) said about 80 percent of the victims who sought help from the Philippine government’s human trafficking hotline 1343 were repatriated to the country.

In an interview with GMA News Online on February 22, CFO Undersecretary Mary Grace Ampil-Tirona said out of the 200 cases brought to the human trafficking hotline since 2011, 160 victims were repatriated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Tirona noted that the 1343 anti-human trafficking hotline has registered over 15,000 calls as of January 15 this year since the hotline was inaugurated in March 2011.

Source: GMA News

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  1. Reblogged this on memerealtalk and commented:
    This is so true..

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