MANILA - The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking is urging typhoon-hit local governments to guard against human traffickers.
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, IACAT Chairperson, said poverty, hunger, deaths and economic collapse in these areas make calamity survivors vulnerable to criminal syndicates engaged in human trafficking.
The syndicates can lure victims by promising high paying jobs here or abroad and then put them in sweat shops or brothels.
De Lima also called on local officials to implement identity checks on individuals leaving these areas, particularly adults who are traveling with children.
ANC ALERTS, November 26, 2013