Friday, October 05, 2007

The U.S. Supports Philippines in Fight against Human Trafficking

From the Manila Standard Today:

The United States has set aside $5 million for the Philippine campaign against human trafficking, an illegal activity which has claimed 2.5 million victims worldwide.

US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney revealed this yesterday during the launching of MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) Campaign in the Philippines, stressing that the US government has always been the partner of the Philippines in fighting human trafficking.

“The problem is you really don’t know how many people are involved because getting victims to come forward to talk about human trafficking is difficult,” Kenney said.

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