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MIEUX presents Standard Operating Procedures to protect victims of trafficking

12 November 2019

On 10 and 11 November 2019, the Migration EU eXpertise Initiative, funded by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD, presented the "Guiding Principles for Shelters Working with Victims of Human Trafficking". They are a result from its latest action in support to the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

These guiding principles will act as standard operating procedures for two shelters in Amman providing Victims of Trafficking (VoT) with accommodation and first-line services. The request for MIEUX support came after the findings of the 2016 Mission Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons. Especially women and children stipulated that the provision of comprehensive support in Jordan´s shelters could be enhanced by creating a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for staff about the types of support available and language barriers, among others.

The action has covered two shelters in Amman, one managed by MoSD and another by the Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU), a state NGO. Both centres, located in Amman, cover basic needs and provide counselling, legal and rehabilitation services to VoTs. 

Since 2009, MIEUX has worked on 26 actions that have a component of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB). In recent years, requests to work on this pillar of the Global Approach on Migration and Mobility (GAMM) have focused especially on investigation of THB cases, protection of VoTs and of vulnerable populations such as unaccompanied migrant children in contexts of mixed migration. MIEUX´s recent achievements in this area include capacity building actions in Thailand, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Peru.