Yemen and international organizations combat child trafficking [Archives:2005/869/Local News]

August 18 2005

SANA'A- A training course for a number of security officers working at Yemen's sea and land outlets on the phenomenon of child trafficking, was concluded on Wednesday August 17.

The Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the UNICEF and the International Immigration Organization organized the course, held under the slogan “Applying the law and helping children who are victims of trafficking”.

As many as 20 participants attended the 5-day course during which many legal and social lectures were delivered on child rights and the international pacts and conventions in this respect with the aim to raise public awareness and put an end to the phenomenon.

The phenomenon of trafficking children into neighboring countries, mainly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, widely spread over the last years due to the deteriorating economic situations in Yemen and kids dropping out of schools at early ages.