IOM, China seek to protect trafficking victims on Northern Mekong border

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According to the IOM, in recent years, cross-border movement from the Northern Mekong region into China has increased.

Human trafficking is a growing concern, with emerging trends including the trafficking of women and children from neighbouring countries into China's border regions.

The workshop, co-organized by IOM and China's Ministry of Public Security, will provide an opportunity to test new victim identification and interviewing guidelines with frontline officers who work in the country's border regions with Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Myanmar.

The training, starting Wednesday, "will equip police officers with specialized skills and knowledge on identification and interviewing techniques so that more victims of trafficking can be assisted," said IOM Beijing Head of Office Pär Liljert.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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