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July 30, 2020
Australian Embassy

Australia under #ASEANACT support to combat #humantrafficking in the midst of COVID

Australia is supporting those working in Thailand on the frontline against #HumanTrafficking. The ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking partnership (#ASEANACT) is supporting the Royal Thai Police in their essential work on the frontline. ASEAN-ACT reached out to the Thai Police to see if Australia could provide some support to those that are working to end #humantrafficking during COVID-19. Australia provided the Children, Women, Family Protection, and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Center, Royal Thai Police with 8,300 surgical masks.
 
Pol. Lt. Gen Jaruwat Waisaya, Assistant Commission-General/ Director of Children, Women, Family Protection, and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Center said “The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Center, Royal Thai Police thanks ASEAN-ACT for its contribution of surgical masks so the police force can protect themselves in preventing and suppressing trafficking in persons. We want to extend our gratitude to the Australian Government for its continuing support to the Royal Thai Police to counter trafficking in persons.”
 
ASEAN-ACT was also able to support the Bureau of Human Trafficking Crime, Department of Special Investigation, Ministry of Justice continue their essential work while maintaining their social distancing protocol by supplying them with video conferencing equipment to interview people who are potentially trafficked.

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