Dutch record on trafficked people good

18th October 2010, Comments 0 comments


The European Commission says the Netherlands accepts a “considerable” number of victims of people traffickers. Together with Belgium, Italy, France and Germany, the Dutch record on granting residence to trafficked people is good.

Most European Union countries limit the number of victims of people smuggling they accept. The commission’s report called on these countries to do more to protect such victims.

European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said: “We can’t accept that just a few thousand victims get help when hundreds of thousands of people are thought to be victims of people trafficking each year”. She was referring to people smuggled into the EU and then moved from country to country.



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