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Caring for trafficked persons: building capacity among health providers.


6 September 2010. The International Organization for Migration(IOM) and its partners are launching the second phase of an international project that aims to improve the quality of health care for trafficked persons. Phase II of the Caring for Trafficked Persons project comes after the UN.GIFT/IOM Publication Caring for Trafficked Persons which was developed through the Expert Group Initiative on Health and Trafficking in Persons implemented by IOM in 2008-2009 with the support of UN.GIFT.


The Caring for Trafficked Persons handbook was intended to offer practical, non-clinical advice to help health providers to understand the phenomenon of human trafficking and to consider safe and appropriate approaches to treat survivors. Phase II completes the overall goal of the project and has two main objectives: to build capacity among health providers in three regions( Latin America Southern Africa and Middle East) and to provide them with concrete tools to manage the health consequences of human trafficking.


As part of this project, regional training workshops will take place in Latin America, Southern Africa and the Middle East. Phase II will also include the publishing of the Caring for Trafficked Persons handbook in Spanish and Arabic and field-testing of the translated texts in the targeted regions, prior to the final releases of the handbooks and training packages.


The International Organization for Migration, member of the Steering Committee of UN.GIFT, has been working to counter trafficking in persons since 1994. IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration, promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.


Caring for Trafficked Persons Handbook.





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