Human Trafficking

Europe, Egypt committed to taking measures against human smugglers: EU official

Sun, 30 Jul 2023 - 03:38 GMT

Speaking in a video commemorating the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons, which falls on July 30, Berger said no country can possibly counter this issue alone.

Spanish, Egyptian judges exchange experience on migrant smuggling in workshop

Tue, 14 Feb 2023 - 02:02 GMT

A three-day workshop was held earlier in February for Spanish and Egyptian judges to exchange experience on combating human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

Renowned Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Amin sentenced to 3 years in prison for human trafficking

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 01:19 GMT

The court’s rigorous imprisonment ruling against Amin is not final and therefore can be appealed.

Swiss Envoy for Middle East, North Africa displays strategic priorities on region

Tue, 03 May 2022 - 12:08 GMT

Swiss Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Wolfgang Bruelhart displayed Monday his country's strategic priorities on the region in 2021-2024.

Draft law refers to child marriage as human trafficking, punishes perpetrators by 5 yrs in prison

Sat, 02 Apr 2022 - 12:34 GMT

A draft law on combating child marriage and considering it a form of human trafficking was submitted to the House of Representatives by parliamentarian Amira al-Adly on Thursday.

Real estate, media tycoon Mohamed al-Amin to be tried at criminal court over abusing orphaned girls

Sat, 05 Feb 2022 - 01:50 GMT

Business tycoon Mohamed al-Amin was referred to the Criminal Court on Saturday over “human trafficking” in a case involving seven young girls whom he allegedly assaulted forcibly.

Workshop: Training Egyptian journos on do's & don'ts when covering victims of irregular migration, human trafficking

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 - 11:34 GMT

Journalists make many decisions everyday regarding their content, sources to quote and multimedia to be used, with media ethics, editorial policies and personal values are some of the key factors in making these decisions.

December 2 marks International Day for Abolition of Slavery

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 12:20 GMT

Although modern slavery is not defined in law, it is used as an umbrella term that includes practices such as forced labor.

Prosecution offices specialized in human trafficking to be formed at all appeal courts in Egypt

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 - 10:38 GMT

Prosecution offices specialized in human trafficking and illegal immigration will formed at every appeal prosecution department all over the country.

Egypt marks UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 - 10:46 GMT

Egypt's Permanent Representative for the United Nations Mohamed Edris marked on Friday the United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked on 30 July.

Cabinet displays Egypt’s recent efforts to combat human trafficking

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 11:16 GMT

The Cabinet has displayed Egypt’s efforts to combat human trafficking over the past half decade on the occasion of the United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked on 30 July.

Egypt's gov't keen on supporting anti-human trafficking efforts

Sun, 30 May 2021 - 01:43 GMT

Madbouli was meeting with head of the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons Naela Gabr.

IOM, NCCPIM&TIP conduct 1st training for staff of shelter for Victims of Trafficking in Egypt

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 05:09 GMT

The training, which was conducted in the period between on the 28th of February to the 2nd of March 2021, was organized within the framework of the project “Strengthening the Sphere of Protection for Victims of Trafficking and Vulnerable Migrants in Egypt While Preventing Irregular Migration and Human Trafficking” (SPHERE ll).

Egyptian illegal immigrants released after being held hostages in Libya

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 11:10 GMT

The Libyan 444th combat brigade said in a statement that the hostages were subjected to torture and extortion.

Detention of TikTok bloggers Haneem Hossam, Mawada al-Adhmam renewed over human trafficking charges

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 08:40 GMT

Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham, TikTok bloggers, had their detention renewed on Tuesday for 15 days pending investigation into charges of human trafficking.

Canadian parliament desires to benefit from Egypt’s experiment in fighting human trafficking: amb.

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 08:07 GMT

Egypt’s ambassador to Canada Ahmed Abu Zeid received an invitation from the Canadian parliament to take part in a videoconference meeting to expound the Egyptian experiment in fighting the human trafficking crime.

60% of victims of human trafficking are women and girls: Under-Secretary-General of UN

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 11:04 GMT

This came during a United Nations session to discuss ways to address gender-based violence and human trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Egypt opens first shelter for victims of human trafficking in Qalyubia

Sat, 14 Nov 2020 - 10:36 GMT

Child marriage is one of the most common crimes of human trafficking as about111,000 girls aged between 13 and 17 are forced to marry annually in Egypt.

IOM, Frontex train border guards to enhance protection of victims of child trafficking

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 03:27 GMT

“Border guards are often the first law enforcement officers who come in contact with potential victims of child trafficking or smuggling,” said Frontex Director Fabrice Leggeri.

4 people arrested over organ trafficking using social media

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 02:49 GMT

Four people were arrested over accusations of recruiting victims via social media, and trafficking their body organs in exchange of money.