A training course for reporters in southern provinces was held in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vunng Tau on November 7, aiming to improve their knowledge in human trafficking and crime prevention.

During the three-day course, participants heard reports on human trafficking prevention in Vietnam as well as in the Sub-Mekong Region; domestic and international legal framework on the work; and human trafficking signs.

They also learnt about the State’s policies on fighting human trafficking and crimes and protecting and assisting trafficking victims.

According to a report released in 2013, there were 500 human trafficking cases, involving 800 traffickers and 3,800 victims in Vietnam last year.-VNA