December 15, 2016

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Workshop seeks to set up referral mechanism for trafficked victims

Experts and officials team up to develop a National Referral Mechanism for Providing Direct Assistance to Victims of Trafficking. Photo: MNA
Experts and officials team up to develop a National Referral Mechanism for Providing Direct Assistance to Victims of Trafficking. Photo: MNA

A WORKSHOP on Developing a National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for Providing Direct Assistance to Victims of Trafficking was held at the Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In her address, Dr Daw Sann Aye, deputy director-general of the Social Welfare Department, elaborated on works being carried out for the protection of victims of trafficking in Myanmar, including the recruitment of a task force and the reintegration and rehabilitation of victims. Next, Ms Sharon Dimanche, the Migrants Protection Programme Manager for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), addressed the workshop. Officials of Social Welfare Department, police officers led by Police Brig-Gen Win Naing Tun, IOM staff and members of other civil society organisations held discussions on the establishment of a national referral mechanism to support trafficked persons.— Myanmar News Agency

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