WASHINGTON – Children who are removed from their families and hospitalized are at greater risk of becoming victims of human trafficking, the US warned in an annual report on Thursday.
State Department Report Trump's government, which seeks to combat slavery and the meat trade, accused the Trump administration of hypocrisy, as the government's "zero-tolerance" migration policy displaces more than 2,000 immigrant children from its parents at the southern border Country has separated. 19659007] The report "Human Trafficking" was revealed by Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo and Presidential Adviser Ivanka Trump in a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry.
"Our commitment to the fight against human trafficking is incredibly strong," Pompeo said. "The world should know that we will not stop until we know that trafficking is a thing of the past."
Ivanka Trump participated in the ceremony, awarding people honors that were known to combat human trafficking, but made no public remarks.
Among the countries that were downgraded to "Tier 3", Myanmar, also known as Burma, was the lowest ranked. The report cited its military operations in the Rakhine state, which forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. Other Tier 3 states are China, North Korea and Iran.
Third-tier countries may be punished with sanctions, including withholding non-humanitarian assistance and support that could affect agreements with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The President retains the power to waive sanctions in US national interests or if penalties could affect disadvantaged groups. The countries that received the worst designation were often granted such exemptions.
The United States is ranked 1th among the countries that most effectively combat human trafficking.
In a lengthy section on the harmful effects of institutionalizing children, the report states that "removal of a child from the family should be considered as a temporary, last resort."
Children kept in "government-run facilities" can easily be targets for traffickers in their home institutions because of the "physical and psychological effects of staying," combined with societal isolation and often regulatory regulatory oversight, "the report said
The Trump government has recently withdrawn the zero-tolerance policy that separated more than 2,300 migrant families, and following a worldwide outcry over politics, President Donald Trump issued an order temporarily suspending the allocation of families at the border repealed and prosecuted parents and guardians, but the government claims the policy is intact.
Asked about the discrepancy between US policy and the report on trafficking in human beings, a high-ranking State Department official said that the published on Thursday Report the events of April 1 l 2017 until the end of March 2018. The government began enforcing zero tolerance policy in May this year. The official added that the report identifies ways in which to improve all countries, including the US, which are in the top row.
Human rights activists said the government should take their own advice.
The Department deserves credit for its comprehensive and eloquent portrayal of the horrors of institutionalizing children, "said John Sifton, Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch." We urge White House officials and the Department of Homeland Security officials to appeal As part of its procedures for processing asylum seekers and other persons wishing to enter the United States, read.
Myanmar has also been included in a list of countries controlled by government forces or armed groups associated with the government Iran and Iraq were also added to the list this year, potentially subjecting their government to security and commercial licensing restrictions on military equipment.
Use of slaves The report cites its beliefs of traffickers and accomplices, including 11 involved in trade with Rohingya migrants.
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