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U.S. Government Acknowledges Egypt’s Efforts to Eliminate Human Trafficking

By Manal El Warraky

The U.S. Government released the 2024 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report on June 24.

The United States recognized Egypt’s increased efforts to eradicate this international problem.

Among the efforts recognized are: more than doubling prosecutions of alleged sex and labor traffickers, increasing investigations, and investigating and prosecuting allegedly complicit officials. The government of Egypt also refurbished a new specialized trafficking shelter and expunged “prostitution-related” charges from the records of 51 sex trafficking victims.

In addition, the government established a pre-departure guidance unit to educate Egyptian workers traveling abroad about international labor standards and agreements, aiming at raising awareness about their rights and basic duties.

The report positively assessed progress on combatting trafficking in persons and upgraded Egypt to the second highest out of four possible rankings – Tier 2.

U.S. Embassy Cairo applauds Egypt’s increased efforts to eliminate human trafficking and expresses its appreciation to the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons and its chairperson, Ambassador Naela Gabr, for collaboration and partnership.

Human trafficking is a shared challenge. In the United States human trafficking cases have been reported in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. In the spirit of transparency and with a goal of strengthening efforts at home and in partnership with other countries, the TIP Report ranks U.S. government efforts to address human trafficking, using the same standards as other countries. Only by working together with close partners like Egypt can we hope to address this shared challenge.

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