Some 5.6pct of Vietnamese children face risk of trafficking: Survey

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | HanoiTimes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The research team conducted surveys on 3,885 Vietnamese children and young people aged 12-24 in 36 communes nationwide.

About 5.6 percent of Vietnamese children are on the brink of being trafficked and only 2.8 percent of them confirmed they were victims of human trafficking.

The number was made public on August 13 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Institute of Labour and Social Affairs (ILSA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) in Vietnam.

The research was carried out by Coram International, Unicef Vietnam and Unicef UK, from 2017 to 2019.

The research team conducted surveys on 3,885 Vietnamese children and young people aged 12-24 in 36 communes nationwide.

Kara Apland, a representative of Coram International, said the research revealed that girls, boys and young women and men are exposed to the same risks, and victims of human trafficking were frequently lured by false promises of a lucrative job, high income, and education opportunities.

Most of the rescued victims had never accessed to support services.

Apland added that recommendations to prevent and respond to child trafficking and slavery were also highlighted in the research, such as helping children and adolescents access comprehensive education programmes on migration and workers’ rights; prioritising children’s access to education and skills training programmes as well as job opportunities; strengthening social services improvement; expanding the legal protection mechanism for migrant workers.

Deputy Representative of Unicef Vietnam Lesley Miller said that from 2011 to 2018, there were about 7,000 victims of human trafficking, thousands of others were reported missing in Vietnam.

She noted that the research provides an overview and good data to help understand the status of child trafficking and has a significant meaning with Unicef’s policies and programmes in Vietnam.

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