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29 Jan 2019
ASTRA is an organization devoted to the eradication of all forms of exploitation and trafficking in human beings, especially women and children, as well as providing support in looking for missing children. ASTRA pays special attention to raising...
20 Jan 2019
The number of British nationals identified as potential child trafficking victims has been rising, amounting to 2 118 cases in 2017, out of which half said they were trafficked within the UK. Despite this, Independent has learned the UK`s Home...
01 Aug 2018
IRC and TripAdvisor Partnership The IRC provides services to displaced persons globally. In partnership with TripAdvisor, the ‘Welcome Home’ Campaign offers new immigrants to the US assisted by the IRC an opportunity to explore and learn about their...
01 Aug 2018
Colombia Hackathon IBM, the UN, campaigners and university students will take part in a hackathon to develop an app to fight human trafficking. The app should help identify victims of sex trafficking, improve coordination between authorities when...
10 Apr 2018
In more than 130 countries, since 2011, around the world, April the 12th is marked as International Day for Street Children. Previous year was significant since the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted  its General Comment  on Children in...
27 Jun 2016
The Charlotte Observer has published an article about Carla Tweddale, who runs a woman's shelter for victims of human trafficking. Tweddale spoke about how human trafficking thrives closer to home than many people realize. The article lists three...
03 Apr 2016
Telesur reports that as Greece prepares to implement the controversial EU-Turkey refugee deal, girls are falling prey to human traffickers on an unprecedented scale. The European Union and Turkey have treated Syrian refugees so terribly that they...
07 Aug 2015
According to a recent 'Balkan Insight' report, the Serbian government is being urged to investigate cases of missing babies, suspected of abduction. NGOs, YUCOM, Astra, and some other parent organisations argue that within the past 40 years, more...

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