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EU: Human trafficking victims are mostly migrants, children and women

The victims of human trafficking are mostly migrants, children and women, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas said on Wednesday.

 

Human trafficking is the third most profitable area following arms sales and drug and drug trafficking, Jankauskas said addressing an event in Baku dedicated to the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, APA reported.

 

He noted that this day first began to be marked on Oct.18, 2007.

 

“Human traffickers abuse helpless people. The crime of human trafficking is totally against European values,” he said.

 

Jankauskas added that the EU is implementing five annual strategies aimed at combating human trafficking in Azerbaijan.

 

“This strategy comprises up to 40 steps, the first of which aims to defend the rights of the victims. The victims of human trafficking are mostly migrants, children, and women,” he said, calling for a united effort in the fight against human trafficking. 

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