But many come through other European countries and anti-slavery charities have said there is a lack of cooperation between different authorities to tackle the trend.Ankie Broekers-Knol, Dutch minister for justice and security, said in a letter to parliament it was difficult for the Netherlands to achieve anything single-handedly.”International cooperation is crucial in order to actually tackle this problem,” she said.But Shamir Ceuleers, spokesman for CKM, the Dutch Centre against human trafficking, said there was not enough urgency in the government’s attitude to the problem.”These are minors we are talking about,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.”If Dutch children went missing we would also act. We want to see public prosecution and police becoming stricter on this issue, additional rules at the asylum centers, and the launch of a Europe-wide investigation.” “This confirms assumptions that a large number of these children end up in the hands of human traffickers,” said Herman Bolhaar, the government’s independent advisor on trafficking, in a statement on Wednesday.He said it was “incomprehensible” that authorities had still not put regulations in place to combat this.The Netherlands has between 5,000 and 7,500 victims of human trafficking a year, according to government figures. About one in five are victims of cross-border sex trafficking and 20 percent of those are minors.Vietnam is consistently one of the top source countries for modern slaves in Britain – at least 3,187 suspected Vietnamese victims have been identified since 2009, official data shows. Almost all the Vietnamese children who arrived in Dutch asylum centers in recent years disappeared and were probably trafficked, the Dutch government advisor on human trafficking has said.Eighty unaccompanied minors from Vietnam went missing from government asylum centers in the Netherlands between 2015 and 2019, according to an investigation by the Dutch National Referral Site for Human Trafficking released this week.That represents 97% of the total arrivals from Vietnam. Most are thought to have travelled on to Britain, where a study last year found that Vietnamese children were being made to work in nail salons, cannabis cultivation or prostitution. Topics :
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The Affiliate of the Year award went to Connie Lockwood of Golden Empire Mortgage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card New directors sworn in Friday included Steve Rice of Coldwell Banker – a Hartwig Co.; Jill Furtado of Coldwell Banker – a Hartwig Co.; Dana Haycock of Coldwell Banker Bozigian Realty; Bob Schack of Realty Executives – Platinum; Linda Lee London of One Stop Realty; Donnie Slocum of RE/MAX All-Pro Lancaster; Donna Drost of Coldwell Banker Bozigian Realty; and Dave Slover of Century 21 Doug Anderson and Associates. GAVAR’s 2005 Realtor of the Year award was presented to Roe Leer of Watson Realty ERA. Lou Bozigian of Coldwell Banker Bozigian Realty was named Broker of the Year. The Rising Star award went to Cheyanne Terracciano of RE/MAX All Pro. The Community Service award went to Marilyn Johnson of Century 21 Doug Anderson & Associates. LANCASTER – Ed Luman of RE/MAX All Pro in Lancaster was installed as the 2006 president of the board of the Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors. Also installed at the organization’s annual installation dinner and awards banquet Friday were Sam Hare, president-elect; Ron Beeson, secretary; and Maxi Case, treasurer. Outgoing board President Jodie Shepard was thanked for her service in 2005. An Antelope Valley native, Luman has been a Realtor for 10 years. He spent 15 years in management with Northrop Grumman before deciding to go into real estate. After three years doing both, he switched to real estate exclusively.