01 Apr '12, 2pm

Research is important first step in understanding human trafficking in S'pore

Research is important first step in understanding human trafficking in S'pore

SINGAPORE: Research is an imperative step in understanding the extent of human trafficking in Singapore, said migrant welfare groups and non-governmental organisations. They said studies on the nature and scale of the problem need to be done first. The authorities recently launched a National Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons to combat the issue in a more strategic way. Forty-three reports of sex trafficking were received by the Police, while 67 cases of labour trafficking were detected by the Manpower Ministry last year. However, these statistics alone may not be enough to fully understand the human trafficking situation. Observers said more research is needed. Siddharth Kara, who is a fellow at Carr Centre Programme on Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery, said: "What's going on with human trafficking, who's being trafficked, in what numbers, for what purpose, ...

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