The fight against human trafficking is a priority in the Caribbean and is being worked on with training through the MCBS-UE project against organised crime
The cooperation project to combat organised crime in the Caribbean (MCBS-EU), funded by the European Union, and managed by FIIAPP together with the IOM, has carried out training on “profiling, indicators and the protection of victims of human trafficking in Haiti and the Dominican Republic”.
In this training, work has been undertaken on the premises of the Dominican Republic’s National School of Migration (ENM) and the National Directorate of Drug Control (DNCD) together with their Haitian counterparts.
One of the main objectives of these training sessions is to share the information and knowledge of institutions which are involved in and dedicated to the investigation of and fight against human trafficking, in the border areas and in central units. Thanks to these training sessions, the civil service will be able to identify the key parameters in terms of human victims, in order to be able to identify them principally at border crossings.
In addition, the training sessions allow officials to learn from profiling techniques as a useful tool for combating trafficking networks and to capture traffickers and, of course, to release and care for the victims. The fight against this type of criminal activity cannot be directed solely at the dismantling of organised groups and the arrest of their members, but the priority must be the rescue of the victims, their care and their recovery.