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Oct 7, 2021

A New System to Track and Monitor Human Trafficking

The strengthening of governments and civil society actors to manage migration in a sustainable and humane manner is the focus of the Western Hemisphere Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State. Through its Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, a new TIP module has been launched in partnership with the International Organization for Migration and the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous People’s Affairs. The system, based on data collection and case management, is aimed at combating human trafficking. This afternoon, a new platform known as FamCare was introduced by Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia.


Dolores Balderamos-Garcia

Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, Minister of Human Development

“This prompted us to reach out to the International Organization for Migration, IOM, to assist in funding the creation of a centralized system that records trafficking in persons data, starting from criminal investigation to direct services for victims and survivors through our FamCare platform.  With a centralized system, data will be collected and stored systematically and will allow us to more readily monitor our cases and manage trafficking data more rigorously.  In effect, the human trafficking data management system will strengthen and standardize the Government of Belize‘s approach to data collection.  We will not only be able to answer questions of prevalence but also analyze subject matter such as survivor reintegration, prosecutions, effective organizational strategies, key geographic and demographic and industry specific vulnerabilities, among others.”


Diana Locke

Diana Locke, International Organization for Migration

“There will finally be a platform that can provide TIPs information as needed and removes dependency on individuals to provide that information for us.  So to put a bit of context to this support from the Western Hemisphere Program, WHP is financed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population Refugee Migration and is currently being implemented in Belize for the fifth consecutive year at Phase Twelve.”

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