PIA Press Release
Friday, January 13, 2012
Anti Trafficking Task Force extends help for reintegration of trafficked personsKORONADAL CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) – The Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking (RIACAT) in Region 12 extended a total of P298,000 assistance to trafficked in persons (TIPs) in 2011 through the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 12.
DSWD 12 Social Technology Unit head Amina Dataya said aside from the psychosocial services extended to all the 109 TIP victims-survivors, P200,000 out of the P298,000 aid was given to 20 recipients for livelihood/employment assistance; P90,000 to 12 recipients for skills training assistance and P24,000 or P8,000 financial aid to each of the three victims.
In addition to the RIACAT’s efforts, Dataya continued, the local government units have their own anti-human trafficking initiatives like Tacurong City which rescued eight TIPs and General Santos City which saved 30 TIPs.
Dataya said RIACAT conducted various activities to strengthen its anti-human trafficking drive such as advocacy campaigns, training on psychosocial recovery, case managements, adopting the national referral system for the recovery and reintegration of trafficked persons, management of information system, shelter for trafficked persons and the establishment of helpline. (OTSudaria/PIA12)