Eight departments in Colombia report highest number of human trafficking cases in the country

Posted on July 15, 2014 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Latin America Womens Issues

Semana.com reported the scourge of human trafficking, which mainly affects women, continues to claim victims despite prevention efforts by the authorities and various organizations. And 223 victims in the last four years are counted throughout Colombia, the government, with a new campaign seeks to confront the plight reported.

According to figures from interagency committee to combat trafficking in persons, coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior, 189 women and 34 men were victims of this crime. Of the total affected, 147 cases were reported as sexual exploitation, forced labor and 62 and 14 and servile marriage.

Are the departments of Valle del Cauca, Antioquia, Risaralda, Quindio, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Nariño and Córdoba places where this type of crime more was recorded.

“Of the total of assisted 213 victims were adults and 10 children under 18 years. Of the 223 victims, 208 were cases of trafficking external, 97% of whom were repatriated to Colombia, “details a ministry statement. Read Article

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