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New Zealand Determined to Stamp Out People Smuggling, Trafficking

The global fight against people smuggling and human trafficking will be more effective when governments and businesses combine their powers, continuing the momentum of the Government Business Forum at the Bali Process, says Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway. Minister Lees-Galloway highlighted the need for government and business to work together at the Seventh Bali Process on

Broken Temporary Work Visa System Facilitates U.S. Labor Trafficking

Photo/Polaris Project Polaris released a report analyzing data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline that spotlights how human traffickers are weaponizing structural flaws within the temporary work visa system. A total of 797 individual victims of human trafficking holding guest worker visas were identified through the Hotline from 2015 to 2017. In fact, nearly half

Bahrain Launches MENA Region’s First Government Assistance Fund for Human Trafficking Victims

In a historic and unprecedented development in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), the Government of Bahrain has established the first assistance fund for victims of human trafficking. Approved by the Executive Committee chaired by His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Bahrain and endorsed by Cabinet of Ministers on 30 April 2018, the