Human trafficking cases increase by 45% in Portugal

in News · 26-06-2020 01:00:00 · 3 Comments

SEF reported 86 victims of human trafficking in Portugal last year, an increase of about 45 percent compared to 2018, with the majority of cases related to labour exploitation.

The report on Immigration, Borders and Asylum (RIFA), indicates that following investigations carried out in 2019, 86 victims of human trafficking were reported which have been presented to the Human Trafficking Observatory.
In relation to 2018, when 59 cases were registered, there was an increase of about 45 percent of victims of trafficking in human beings.
According to the same document, Portugal, contrary to the other countries of the European Union, continues to signal mostly victims of labour exploitation from third world countries.
In 2019, 64 victims of labour exploitation and 11 for sexual purposes were reported.
The report specifies that all 86 victims of trafficking in persons were notified at the time of their rights, regarding the change of their legal status in Portugal, namely the rights that assist them.


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By Khurram Shakoor from Lisbon on 29-06-2020 09:02

@Paul: Though I agree with your premise, should this be done to "protect employment of Portuguese citizens"? How about thinking about those poor victims of human trafficking?!

By John from Lisbon on 28-06-2020 12:21

There should be massive prison sentences for traffickers and employers of unauthorised migrants , and it should be made clear in the press and other media that unauthorised migrants will be deported and banned from Portugal , and this has to be done to protect employment of Portuguese citizens

By Paul from Other on 26-06-2020 11:12
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