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Sudan: Human Trafficking

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8114, tabled on 3 May 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Human Rights Watch report of 2014 I Wanted to Lie Down and Die, which stated that people trafficking was "facilitated by collusion between traffickers and Sudanese and Egyptian police", what assessment they have made of any current links between the government of Sudan and people traffickers.

Answered on

11 May 2016

While we welcome the positive steps the Government of Sudan has taken, including passing anti-trafficking legislation and acceding to the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, we are concerned by reports of collusion between Sudanese border officials and traffickers. We continue to raise these concerns directly with the Government of Sudan and press for action.