a regional meeting to coordinate the fight against

In Senegal, a regional conference on the fight against human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants ended on Thursday 12 May. For three days, security and legal officials from 18 African and European countries met to take stock of the commitments made in the “Niamey Declaration”. It was adopted in 2018 and aims to improve coordination between states, for example in terms of data collection or mutual legal assistance.

as reported from Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

More and more “recruitment” on Facebook, Skype and other social networks: the conference insisted in particular on the fight against migrant smuggling “in its cyber version”. Amado De Andrès, Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for West Central Africa: to catch future victims of human trafficking The campaign is already available on the internet.

Regional cooperationRepatriation in Marchhundreds of Nigerian citizens because Dakar is a recent example of good cooperation between states, according to Mame Seydou Ndour, Chief of Police for Air and Senegal’s Borders. “These people were victims of human trafficking in the sense that they left their country of origin and were taken to Senegal for begging. It is really exploitation. The Nigerian government has taken responsibility for the return of these people,” Mame Seydou Ndour explained.

Among the recommendations adopted, the integration of new members into the follow-up mechanism for the Niamey Declaration. The participants mentioned in particular Benin, Togo and Ghana.

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