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Moldovan human trafficking victims to enjoy better protection, assistance

11.01.16

The Moldovan acting cabinet today approved a regulation-framework on the organisation and functioning of the assistance and protection service for victims of human trafficking and minimum quality standards.

According to the government’s communication and press relations bureau, the document provides for the creation of the service, its goal, objectives, principles, organisation and functioning. It also includes 31 minimum quality standards regarding this service. The given service is meant to provide victims and potential victims of human trafficking with a unique assistance and protection programme, in compliance with international requirements.

According to the framework-regulation, people asking for help will receive psychological and legal counseling, as well as assistance to help them reintegrate into the social life and prevent them from becoming victims again.

The approval of the document is part of the commitments the Moldovan government had made in the context of the enforcement of the National Implementation Plan of Moldova-EU Association Agreement.

Almost 90 victims of the human trafficking and 228 potential victims hosted by six specialized centres throughout Moldova received proper assistance in 2015.

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