The United States embassy near Monrovia says Liberia has made great progress in the fight against human trafficking and is ready to make even more progress in the coming years.
According to a press release issued by the embassy in honor of World Anti-Trafficking Day (TIP), which is celebrated on July 30 each year, the US TIP 2020 report earlier this year raised Liberia’s TIP status to that of Tier 2.
“This change was a direct result of Liberia’s commitment and hard work to stop human trafficking. Liberia has made great strides in the fight against human trafficking and is ready to make even more progress in the coming years,” the US Embassy said. he says. According to the announcement, the United States is pleased to provide support for the celebration of this year’s World Day against Trafficking in Human Beings.
It states that the Department of International Drug Enforcement and Law Enforcement (INL) of the United States Embassy in Monrovia will continue to work closely with its executive partners, Liberian law enforcement agencies, the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor to end human trafficking in Liberia.
The theme of World Anti-Trafficking Day 2020 is “committed to the cause – work on the front line to stop human trafficking”.
The message says that this year’s theme seeks to draw attention to those organizations and individuals who work tirelessly to stop human trafficking around the world.
The US embassy says it would like to recognize law enforcement, social workers, health professionals, NGO workers and many others working in Liberia and around the world to protect the vulnerable.
The statement said that recently, US President Donald Trump said about human trafficking: “Human trafficking is often a hidden crime that knows no borders. According to some estimates, up to 24.9 million people – adults and children – are trapped under the form of modern slavery in the world … The evil of human trafficking must be defeated. “
“We remain relentless in our determination to bring the perpetrators to justice, to protect the survivors and to help them recover and prevent further victimization and destruction of innocent lives.
On 18 December 2013, the UN General Assembly declared 30 July World Anti-Trafficking Day to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and to promote and protect their rights. People and communities around the world, including in Liberia, celebrate this day every year.-Press release