“Human trafficking is serious crime against humanity. Several trafficking agents are transporting Bangladeshi people to Malaysia, with false promises of work, through the Cox’sbazar sea route. Most of the victims consist of aspiring migrant workers from different districts of the country. These people risk their lives to make it to their destination illegally. Collaborative counter-trafficking awareness should be raised and measures should be taken to stop such illegal activity. It should be stopped at any cost” speakers said in a roundtable meeting titled “Trafficking Survivors: Risks, Challenges and Duties” held at Cox’sbazar District Administration Office on 19 June 2014. The meeting was organized by YPSA with the support USAID and Winrock International.
Deputy Commissioner of Cox’sbazar Md. Ruhul Amin was present as chief guest while Mr. Sirajuddin Belal, Program Manager of YPSA moderated the meeting. Representatives from government and NGOs, civil society, print and electric media participated in the meeting.