Posted by: africanpressorganization | 30 July 2013

New Directory of Carers of Victims of Human Trafficking Published in Tanzania



New Directory of Carers of Victims of Human Trafficking Published in Tanzania


GENEVA, Switzerland, July 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ IOM’s new Directory of Service Providers for Victims of Trafficking in Persons (TiP) in Tanzania will be launched on 5th August 2013 at the JB Belmont hotel in the Tanzanian capital, Dar Es Salaam.

The Directory provides brief descriptions and contact details of government agencies, civil society organizations, and international organizations in all regions of Tanzania which can provide assistance to victims of trafficking. This includes provision of shelter, psychosocial support, medical care, legal services and vocational training.

It is intended as a practical tool to strengthen the country’s referral mechanism for victims and improve coordination among service providers, thereby enhancing the protection afforded to victims of trafficking in accordance with the Tanzanian Anti-trafficking in Persons Act.

According to the US TiP report 2013, Tanzania is a source, transit and destination country for victims of forced labour and sex trafficking, with the exploitation of young girls in domestic servitude being the largest human trafficking problem. Cases of child trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation are also rise along the Kenya-Tanzania border.

Victims of human trafficking in Tanzania are usually children, often girls, separated from their families with the promise of employment or of receiving an education, only to end up being exploited for financial gain.

The launch will be attended by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Mbarak Abduwakil, and the Chairman of the Anti-Trafficking Committee of Tanzania, Mr. Kinemo Kihomano.


IOM’s work on combating trafficking in persons in Tanzania is carried out in close collaboration with the Government of Tanzania and UN partner agencies, under the auspices of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP 2011-2015).



International Office of Migration (IOM)


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