IOM to launch anti-human trafficking initiative with US State Department
IOM to launch anti-human trafficking initiative with US State Department
An initiative against human trafficking will be launched on October 20 in Tacloban City

This is a press release from the International Organization for Migration

TACLOBAN, Philippines – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), and the United States State Department will launch a new counter trafficking initiative on October 20 in Patio Victoria, San Jose, Tacloban City. 

The new project called “Victim-Centered Counter-Trafficking Awareness in Typhoon Haiyan Affected Areas in the Visayas,” under the US J/TIP grant, will span two years from October 2014 to September 2016. The project’s objectives include the following:
  • Improve affected populations’ access to referral channels through targeted awareness-raising activities
  • Strengthen the technical and operational capacity of key service providers to identify and assist victims of trafficking
  • Enhance direct assistance for Haiyan-affected victims of trafficking through operation of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Emergency Support Fund
US J/TIP is the State Department’s office that combats human trafficking. By partnering with foreign governments and civil society, they develop and implement effective strategies for confronting modern slavery.
Awareness and training
Over the past 9 years, IOM has supported more than 450 projects including law enforcement training, comprehensive victim services, and raising public awareness.
Since 1975, IOM has been in the Philippines – committed to serve and respond to issues concerning forced migration, emergency response, and post-crisis.
IOM is a member of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender-Based Violence-Area of Responsibility (GBV-AoR), and the IACAT-Advocacy and Communications group.


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