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Maiti Nepal rescues 500 women and children from suspected trafficking from Nepalgunj in 1 year

File: Nepal-India border point in Nepalgunj sealed in the run-up to local level elections in Nepal, on Monday, June 26, 2017.
File: Nepal-India border point in Nepalgunj sealed in the run-up to local level elections in Nepal, on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Nepalgunj, April 8

Maiti Nepal, a leading anti-human trafficking organisation in Nepal, has rescued around 500 women and children at risk of trafficking from the Nepalgunj border transit point in one year.

The organisation’s Nepalgunj coordinator Keshav Raj Koirala says 499 vulnerable women and children were rescued at the Nepal-India border transit point at Jamunaha with the cooperation of the police.

Similarly, 10 women have been rescued from India and Gulf countries during this period.

Koirala says Maiti Nepal Nepalgunj received applications for finding and rescuing 526 persons during the last year and among them, 213 have been rescued.

Koirala informs the organisation has provided counselling in 18 incidents related to domestic violence.

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