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Governor highlights poverty as cause of rampant human trafficking in NTT

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The Governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Viktor Laiskodat, introduced up the difficulty of human trafficking within the province this week, whereas highlighting poverty as considered one of its major drivers. 

“Once we speak about human trafficking, there may be a whole lot of causes. One of many elements is the issue of poverty,” Viktor stated. 

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He defined that each central and provincial governments have made efforts to deal with this challenge, resembling assist and direct money transfers to residents in want. In line with information from the Central Statistics Company (BPS), the poverty price in NTT is near 21 %, making it the fifth poorest province throughout Indonesia. 

Nonetheless, activists have beforehand identified that resolving the difficulty would require extra long-term options, resembling offering employment alternatives. 

Many victims from NTT have been lured by human traffickers with guarantees of jobs exterior of the province. Determined because of their monetary circumstances, many determine to take the danger of working overseas, solely to fall into traps laid out by unlawful employment companies.

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