Human trafficking victims who stay in social relief establishments would receive emergency protection as well as essential needs, medical support, psychological counseling and travel expenses.
Such is proposed by the MOLISA in a draft decree guiding the implementation of the 2011 Law on Prevention and Combat of Human Trafficking.
|Ly Seo Ca, a human trafficker, is caught red-harded by Lao Cai province’s border guard__Photo: Internet
Eligible for support policies include Vietnamese citizens, stateless persons permanently residing in Vietnam, foreigners trafficked in Vietnam, trafficked foreigners returned via Vietnam, persons who await verification of trafficked victims or verification of identity or accompanying minors of victims.
During their stay at social relief establishments, victims would be provided with meals, personal things, basic medical examination services and free health insurance cards. If a victim suffers a serious disease and must be transferred to a health facility for treatment, medical examination and treatment expenses must comply with the law on health insurance. In case a victim dies but his relative can neither come nor afford to bury him, the social relief establishment where he stays would take charge of conducting the funeral.
Victims would also receive psychological counseling during their stay at these establishments. For juvenile victims, social relief establishments would contact with their families to assess the level of safety before the victims return to their families or places of residence. If victims need protection, district-level Divisions of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs or police offices or border guards would ensure safety for them on the way to their places of residence.- (VLLF)