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Caritas and Human Trafficking
Caritas is committed to the fight against the sale of children, women and men into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers. It is part of the COATNET network which fights against human trafficking.
Members of COATNET—Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings—work together across borders to raise awareness about trafficking and to assist victims. COATNET fights the root causes, such as poverty and the lack of opportunity, while advocating for laws to protect victims, punish perpetrators and secure decent working conditions.
COATNET helps trafficking survivors start new lives.
Click here for the COATNET website
CARITAS UPDATES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Over 800 people died in a migrant shipwreck off the coast of Libya. Only 27 people are thought to have survived the tragedy. Caritas Catania was at the port when their ship arrived at midnight in Sicily. Don Piero Galvano, director of Caritas Catania gives his thoughts.
Caritas is calling for the European Union to act quickly as yet more migrants drown in Mediterranean Sea.
Calais is a dead end for many migrants. They arrive there hoping to get into Britain, where they think they will get work.