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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

Find out how you, your organisation and your community can work fight modern day slavery by reading COATNET’s Christian Commitment to Stop Trafficking.

CARITAS UPDATES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  • Mediterranean migrants dying of European indifference

Mediterranean migrants dying of European indifference

  • 21 April 2015
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.