The National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking (NCCHT) yesterday opened new shelters for the victims of trafficking in the country.
The ‘Humanitarian Care Home’ located in Al Mamoura area is comprising six villas, four of them are for housing and two for general services, all equipped and furnished in a decent manner. One villa can accommodate 52 people.
The centre will provide assistance and protection to victims of trafficking in persons, rehabilitating and integrating workers into society, and temporarily hiring them until their departure is ensured.
This inauguration coincides with celebrating the World Day against Trafficking in Persons under the framework of Qatar’s keenness to combat the crime of trafficking in persons, enact laws and put in place mechanisms of implementation with utmost decisiveness and speed.
The appropriate mechanism has been put in place in coordination with the concerned authorities in the State to receive the victim in case he submits the complaint. The victim can submit his complaint via the website of the NCCHT or at the security administration for ordinary criminal complaint.
NCCHT and International Labour Organization (ILO) organised an event yesterday at the Inter-Continental Doha The City yesterday to commemorate World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
It was attended by Assistant Under-secretary for Labor Affairs at the Ministry of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs Mohammed Hassan Al Obaidli who is also Secretary of the NCCHT; Head of the ILO Project Office, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Charity Yusuf bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, and Secretary General of Qatar Red Cresent Society Ali bin Hassan Al Hammodi and a number of other stockholders.
A detailed video, to assist the presentation about the new shelters, was given. Security departments in Qatar will work in presenting any case of human trafficking to the National Committee in order to launch the legal proceedings immediately.
The aim of the centre is to provide protection and social welfare to the category of workers who need it according to the conditions and regulations, and to raise awareness on the importance of protecting the rights of workers, which are considered as the pillars of social development within Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. QNV 2030 refers to the importance of spreading the values of justice and equality, and ensuring peace and social integration and acceptance of others and mutual respect for all sectors and groups of society.
The Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at the Ministry of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs, Mohammed Hassan Al Obaidli, said that Qatar paid great attention to fight crime of human trafficking and spared no effort in establishing the national legal and institutional framework and supporting all national, regional and international efforts to combat the trafficking in persons and related phenomena such as forced labour and child labour.
He said that the move came under the policy of Qatar to promote and protect human rights and preserve human dignity.
“Qatar has supported the United Nations Global Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons since its adoption and has taken many legislative measures, including Law No. (15) of 2011 on Combating Human Trafficking, which criminalises trafficking in all forms and Law No. 21 of 2015 which aborted sponsorship system and Law No. 15 of 2017 on domestic workers,” Al Obaidli added.