Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trafficking in Persons: East Africa and the Horn

The U.S. Department of State has just released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report. It ranks countries into 4 Tiers: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 2 Watchlist, and Tier 3. No country in East Africa and the Horn was included in Tier 1.

Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are in Tier 2: do not fully comply with Trafficking Victims Protection Act's (TVPA) minimum standards but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with these standards.

Djibouti is on the Tier 2 Watchlist: same as above but is delinquent in several respects.

Eritrea, South Sudan, and Sudan are in Tier 3: governments do not fully comply with the TVPA's minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.

Somalia is a special case.

1 comment:

  1. Kenya is in tier 2 that's interesting and also disturbing. We need these measures in place as soon as yesterday. Especially child trafficking