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Human Trafficking in Kosovo

Local representatives of international institutions in Kosovo say that human trafficking continues to be a concern for the country.Meanwhile, authorities in order to know that in 2012, Kosovo has identified 54 victims of trafficking

12_01_13_26408_ddddDirector of the Directorate for Investigation of Human Trafficking within the Kosovo Police, Arben Paçarizi, says that the age of women who are trafficked are 18 to 22 years, while adding that the target of women trafficked are Kosovars. ‘Regarding trafficking in Kosovo during 2012 have been officially implicated 54 victims of these 29 institutions, 23 Moldovan, 1 Albanian of Albania and Slovakia. This crime trends, we can say that the number of Kosovar victims continues to be on the rise since 2007 ‘. ‘What I noticed is that local victims are targeted by traffickers as Kosovo is the only region that visa liberalization, and those girls come mainly socio-economic problems or family problems. Age 18 to 22 leads, while 12 victims were aged adult ‘said Paçariz for Rel.

Meanwhile Sakib turned, leading the ‘Safe House’ in Gjakova this house which shelters victims of trafficking, said that during 2012 had housed 5 victims, until this year, there have been no cases of women who have sought help for housing. ‘Now we have no case to house a victim of trafficking. I have no information has decreased the number of trafficking because they do not have notes. During 2012 we have had cases of trafficking, until this year, no. Cases that have been worked on them, and have moved to countries where they can stay longer ‘.

‘Our organization recognizes victims of domestic violence, while victims of trafficking come to us to integrate after passing through judicial procedures. In 2012 we had 5 such victims, 2 are integrated into the family and paid by the social fund while the other 3 had different movements’, says Doli. Mr. Paçarizi adds that in terms of arrests of persons involved in trafficking in human beings, since we just left behind as it has proved successful. ‘during 102 arrests have efficiency in the number of detainees and reached number 228 persons.In addition to police Kosovo office of the National Coordinator to monitor the situation with human trafficking ‘, he said. Unlike in Kosovo, organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and supported by other local and international institutions, for weeks all had campaigns aimed at prevention and awareness for negative phenomenon of human trafficking in the country.

Precisely on October 18, which is the European Day against Trafficking in Pristina organized several activities aimed at strengthening the institutions in the fight against human trafficking and domestic violence. Yet in Europe trafficked hundreds of thousands of women, men, boys and girls for purposes of sexual exploitation or labor exploitation, organ removal, etc..

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