Cameroon vows to enhance fight against human trafficking

2021-04-07 17:31:24 GMT2021-04-08 01:31:24(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

YAOUNDE, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon's Minister of Social Affairs Pauline Irene Nguene on Wednesday pledged to crack down on human-trafficking rackets as well as any officials who may be involved in the malpractice.

The pledge was made by the minister during a meeting in the capital Yaounde to present a study conducted by the ministry and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on the situation of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in the Central African nation.

According to the study, most of those trafficked are women, children and people living with disabilities. Many people have become slaves.

Nguene said Cameroon will embark on an awareness campaign across the country to tackle the rising human trafficking.

Officials agreed that combating the vice which is a detriment to the lives of victims, families and communities required international cooperation. Enditem