US$1 million to fight human trafficking in PNG and Solomon Islands | Pacific Beat

US$1 million to fight human trafficking in PNG and Solomon Islands

US$1 million to fight human trafficking in PNG and Solomon Islands

Updated 16 December 2014, 10:50 AEDT

There's significant funding available to fight human trafficking in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands with the announcement of a US-government grant worth US$1 million.

The US embassy in Port Moresby has partnered with the International Organisation for Migration over two years to toughen existing laws..

The first installment of $US500,000 will be used to provide education and legal support for people at risk.

George Gigauri, IOM's chief of mission in PNG says although human trafficking is prevalent, the exact figures are hard to estimate.

Presenter: Richart Ewart

Speaker: George Gigauri, Chief of Mission, IOM Papua New Guinea

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