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Activities held in Mafraq to raise awareness on human trafficking

By JT - Feb 27,2014 - Last updated at Feb 27,2014

AMMAN — The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Jordan’s Anti-Human Trafficking Department carried out several community activities in Mafraq on Thursday to raise awareness on human trafficking. 

Campaign participants highlighted the dangers of human trafficking and exploitation, how to identify them, and how to report trafficking crimes, an IOM statement said. 

Around 600 Mafraq residents, including students and families from both the Syrian refugee and host communities participated in the activities.

The Jordanian army band performed as the students and families cleaned the streets and filled trucks with garbage bags.

"After that, each student was given a backpack and a jacket, and each woman was given a hygiene kit, all with slogans about the dangers of human trafficking," the statement said.

The initiative is part of a broader counter-trafficking project the IOM is undertaking with the government in areas with high concentrations of Syrian refugees.

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