22 February 2013

Delegation of Canadian Navy visit Eiwa’a sheltters

During the visit, which was organised in coordination with the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the crew have hailed the role of these shelters in providing a safe haven for victims of human trafficking. They praised the efforts dedicated to provide victims of these crimes, especially women and children, with health care, psychological, social and legal support.
Sara Suhail confirmed that the shelters, which operate under the umbrella of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, are the first step towards providing human trafficking victims with all the care they need.

“The first center was opened in Abu Dhabi. Then it is followed by other shelters in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah in 2010 with the aim of facilitating procedures related to human trafficking issues,” she noted.
She explained that the UAE is at the forefront of countries in terms of the efforts it pays to combat human trafficking and promote human rights.

“The UAE,” Suhail added, “has launched an extensive campaign against human trafficking in 2006 with the issuance of Federal Law No. 51 criminalising human trafficking.”