Three Filipina workers who survived human trafficking crimes were able to reach their country, after they were forcibly deported to Syria, according to the official Philippine News Agency (PNA).
In a statement, the agency said the repatriates were part of the fourth batch of Filipinos assisted by the Philippine government from Syria.
The Philippines ’ Foreign Ministry said it would help the three Filipina victims of human trafficking as they start over a new life in the Philippines.
Before their arrival to the country, the victims stayed in the Philippine Embassy shelter in Damascus.
The three victims cowed to file criminal complaints against the people who trafficked them.
Earlier in the year, a report said that “Filipina workers got abused, raped, and were imprisoned after being “sold into Syrian servitude.”
A local investigation into the crime of human trafficking in the Philippines indicated that “44 women traveled on tourist visas from the Philippines to Dubai, where they were promised to work there, and then were transferred to Syria.”
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