Saturday, November 1, 2008

United States helps police reduce human trafficking in Sri Lanka

Mohamed Abdi Ker Mohamud, Chief of Mission at IOM, and James R. Moore, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, present the training curriculum and multi-media publication on counter trafficking to SP Ajith Rohana, Director, Police Training and Examinations.
Today U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission James R. Moore and Mohamed Abdi Ker Mohamud, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration, officially obtainable police officials with a training set of courses intended to stop, recognize, and put on trial human trafficking offenses in Sri Lanka.
Human trafficking is the third major and best growing criminal developed in the world. To help Sri Lanka counter this growing threat, the U.S. Government has provided $500,000 to hold up trafficking prevention programs, make stronger trial, and get better injured social gathering protection. Part of this monetary support was used by the International Organization on Migration (IOM) to get bigger a new set of courses that has turn out to be fraction of standard police training across the country.
"The United States is pleased to hold up these labors to eliminate human trafficking in Sri Lanka," stated James R. Moore, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission. "By using this set of courses in police training, the Sri Lankan government has in employ an significant step in suspicious its people. We pat on the rear law enforcement, officials, and NGOs on the work they are doing, and we provide confidence government officials to get on their labors to eliminate human trafficking."
With U.S. support, IOM conducted 13 workshops, training 500 police officers in identifying, investigating, and prosecuting cases of trafficking. IOM too under arrest two training programs for 70 governmental officials from the police, Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau, immigration, and the Attorney General's office. In addition, input law enforcement officials were sent overseas for extra training. U.S. financial support also supported a trafficking awareness agenda that taught 64 local NGOS and government officials in Kurunegala, and provided training to a local NGO, Women in Need, in their victim outreach program. In addition, the United States funded an in order movement to lift consciousness about the dangers of human trafficking.

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