Belarus: Human Trafficking

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of human trafficking in Belarus.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

Belarus is a source, transit and destination country for individuals subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour. Our Embassy in Minsk has provided £100,000 of project funding to support the implementation of Council of Europe and UN recommendations on preventing human trafficking and gender inequality.

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