US And UK Partner To Combat Human Trafficking In Nepal

Kathmandu,June 14 : The development agencies of the United States and United Kingdom announced a partnership that will support the Government of Nepal in reducing human trafficking. This new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will expand USAID’s ongoing Hamro Samman Project to support the Government of Nepal’s efforts to combat human trafficking in 10 districts.

Speaking at the ceremony, USAID/Nepal Mission Director Amy Tohill-Stull noted, “The American people are committed to countering trafficking in persons worldwide. For over a decade, USAID’s support has enabled Nepal to strengthen 49 policies to prevent human trafficking, prosecute traffickers and protect and rehabilitate survivors. We are pleased that DFID has joined our partnership, as our collaboration will enable us to expand our efforts to address this serious issue.”

Likewise, Head of DFID in Nepal, Dr. Rurik Marsden, commented, “The UK is committed to working with the Government of Nepal to help end modern slavery in Nepal. We are happy to join hands with USAID on this mission. I am confident that DFID’s contribution will help strengthen government systems to address human trafficking and generate evidence to better plan and respond to combat human trafficking.”

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