A Vietnamese human trafficking sufferer is locked inside a home in China, earlier than escaping and being rescued by Blue Dragon in June 2020. Photograph by Blue Dragon
A human trafficking report by the U.S. doesn’t precisely replicate Vietnam’s efforts in combating human trafficking, the overseas affairs ministry stated Thursday.
“The U.S. Division of State has launched a 2022 report on human trafficking around the globe with unverified info that doesn’t precisely and comprehensively replicate Vietnam’s human trafficking state of affairs and its efforts to struggle and stop it,” overseas ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hold stated at a press meet.
The report, launched July 19, says Vietnam has not met minimal requirements in its efforts to remove the follow of human trafficking.
It additionally locations Vietnam within the “Tier 3” blacklist, which might topic nations to U.S. sanctions. Different nations within the record are Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Malaysia and Myanmar.
“We wish the U.S. to have nearer cooperation with us within the coming time in order that there is usually a complete analysis on Vietnam’s human trafficking state of affairs and its efforts to struggle and stop it. We’re additionally prepared to carry exchanges with the U.S. and related events on particular cooperation points to successfully deploy measures to fight and stop human trafficking,” Hold stated.
The overseas affairs ministry, together with the ministries of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Nationwide Protection and Public Safety signed on July 18 a statute on receiving, defending and supporting human trafficking victims.
Deputy public safety minister Tran Quoc To stated 80 p.c of human trafficking victims have been taken to nations that shared land borders with Vietnam. Since 2011, 1000’s of human trafficking victims have been discovered and rescued by the police, he added.
Vietnam has a land border of round 5,000 km with China within the north, Laos within the west and Cambodia within the southwest.