Fourteen people trafficked to Myanmar return home

November 21, 2021 9:00 AM GMT+7

VGP - Fourteen Vietnamese nationals trafficked to Myanmar were brought home on November 21.

Previously, the victims were rescued and brought back to Viet Nam by the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, a non-government organization based in Ha Noi, the Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar, and relevant agencies of the country.

They are from Ha Noi, Lao Cai, Binh Duong, Kien Giang, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Nghe An, and Thanh Hoa.

After returning to Viet Nam, they were quarantined for 14 days in the northern province of Tuyen Quang.

Viet Nam has also adopted a number of policies and legal documents to prevent human trafficking, including the Program against Human Trafficking in the 2016-2020 period.

The nation has adopted the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; participated in the 2017-2020 Bohol Trafficking in Persons Work Plan; engaged in the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons, and Related Transnational Crime; and joined the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative Against Trafficking (COMMIT) Process.

Viet Nam has signed bilateral agreements on preventing cross-border human trafficking with China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.

The nation is studying and negotiating agreements on labor cooperation with potential markets like Romania and Germany and considering participation in the Protocol against Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea, and Air, Supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. 

Viet Nam pursues a consistent policy of ensuring safe, legal migration, preventing illegal migration, and protecting the legal interests and rights of citizens throughout the migration process.

By Hoang Ha