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Prosecuting women traffickers: breaking the cycle of double victimisation

All populations are vulnerable to human trafficking. This is a low-risk, high-reward criminal activity for male traffickers who benefit from the vulnerabilities of women. Human trafficking is enabled by patchy policing, low levels of prosecution, and underfunded prevention. Traffickers prey upon women and girls with ...

Christina Storm, Steven Baker, Rachel Tong

Victims of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam collapse in Laos languish in shelters as aid, supplies dry up

Even six months after the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam, which washed away numerous homes in southern Laos, the victims are still having to live in temporary shelters with no certainty about their future. The camp residents are suffering from a severe ...

Vietnam continues aid to victims of Lao dam collapse

The High Command of Military Region 5 and the South Laos Friendship Co., Ltd are continuing to direct their units to send personnel to the Lao province of Attapeu to help local residents affected by of the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam overcome the ...

Vietnam offers aid to victims of dam collapse in Laos

Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung on July 26 handed over 200,000 USD in aid relief from the Vietnamese Government to Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane in order to help the country in the aftermath of the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam. Keep reading ...

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