From the Philippines Star:
A Filipina has accused the owner of a shelter for selling her baby to a family in the United Arab Emirates.
Gulf News reported that the Filipina, who refused to divulge her name, said she has given birth to a baby boy in 2005 with the aid of Sharla Musanih of the City of Hope shelter.
The baby was soon sold to an American woman identified as Layla who is married to a Saudi man living in Dubai.
The Filipina is one of three victims including a Russian and Uzbekistani by Musabih who earlier said that she never had pregnant women in her shelter. Musanih has yet to reply to the accusations.
Dr. Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and head of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking said the "UAE government is keen to fight international human trafficking."