United States Donates $750,000 to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

The United States Department of State is proud to announce the award of $750,000 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Citizens Association for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and all Forms of Gender-Based Violence (NGO Atina).

The 30-month project will combat modern slavery and trafficking networks that target vulnerable individuals.  This grant will help victims of trafficking in eight cities throughout Serbia: Belgrade, Vranje, Subotica, Novi Sad, Niš, Sremska Mitrovica, Kragujevac, and Kraljevo. The project will provide emergency and long-term support services to victims of trafficking, help local authorities provide specialized assistance to child victims, and support the Government’s Action Plan and National Strategy to prevent and suppress human trafficking.

The United States is proud to collaborate with Serbia and NGOs who partner with the Government on issues like this.  In particular, the International Rescue Committee and Atina have demonstrated a commitment to prevent trafficking, protect victims, and bring justice to criminals who benefit from illegal trafficking activities.  Freeing victims, preventing trafficking, and bringing traffickers to justice are the ultimate goals of the report and of the U.S Government’s anti-trafficking policy and we are proud to support the Serbian Government in its implementation of the National Strategy and Action Plan to combat human trafficking.

For more information on partner organizations and anti-trafficking initiatives, please visit:

https://www.rescue.org/country/serbia
http://atina.org.rs/sr
https://www.state.gov/j/tip/