Not enough shelters for victims of people trafficking

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Dutch aid organisations are facing great difficulties finding adequate shelter for victims of people trafficking.

The shortage is partly the result of the fact that several investigation services have made people-trafficking a priority. A spokesperson for the Coordination Centre People Trafficking has confirmed reports in the press about the shortage. Last year, the police repeatedly discovered large groups of possible victims of people trafficking.

The victims are mostly people working illegally in brothels and nurseries. According to the spokesperson, “the existing shelters can no longer handle these large numbers.” Coördinatiecentrum Mensenhandel says it has alerted the justice ministry to the difficult situation, and the two parties are trying to work out a solution. In the past year, victims had to be put up in tents and hotels.


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