USAID and Oasis Partner to Provide Direct Assistance to Survivors of Human Trafficking

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The Oasis Foundation has launched a new project to help survivors of human trafficking. As part of the “Care for One – Care for All” project, survivors will receive humanitarian, legal, psychological and medical assistance. Oasis will also help survivors secure education, housing, employment and other opportunities. The project is supported by USAID’s Safe Migration in Central Asia activity, implemented by Winrock International.

“Oasis will work with the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Migration, crisis centers and non-governmental organizations to identify and reach victims of trafficking,” said Meerim Osmonalieva, director of the Oasis Foundation.

The two-year project will also aim to improve the Kyrgyz system of assisting victims of human trafficking. Employees of crisis centres, civil society organizations and the ministry will receive appropriate training. The main objective is to help the population most at risk of human trafficking to reduce risks and vulnerabilities.

“We are grateful to international and local partners for paying attention to the issue of safe migration and combating human trafficking, as well as providing direct assistance to victims of human trafficking,” Zhanyl noted. Alybaeva, Deputy Minister of Labour, Social Security and Migration. .

Human trafficking includes the buying, selling or exploitation of a person by deception, force, threat, as well as the restriction of liberty or the exploitation of a person’s vulnerability.

“Each year, thousands of Kyrgyz go abroad in search of work opportunities. USAID will continue to work to ensure that this migration process is safe and that those who are victims of human trafficking receive appropriate support,” said USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Mission Director Andrew Maybrook. .

Those who believe that they or someone they know have been victims of human trafficking and need help can contact the Oasis Foundation by phone/WhatsApp/Telegram +996772554508, +996770554503 and by e -email [email protected]

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