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Thursday, 03 May 2018

CISSA: 24 Million Trafficked, Most of Them Children and Girls from Africa

Khartoum –Committee of Intelligence and Security Service of Africa (CISSA) praised the role of Sudan in hosting the committee's consultative meeting to discuss and

exchange ideas on threats of illegal immigration, organized crime and crime networks.
CISSA Executive Secretary, Shimeles W. Semayat congratulated the new leadership of Sudan National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), headed by General  Salah Abdullah, expressing his appreciation to the former Director of CISSA and NISS, General  Mohamed Atta, and his role in the technical aspects of stability in Africa.
  He said the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated that smugglers were providing $ 35 million as funding to facilitate crime flights, which are provided in the form of services in Libya and some African countries, indicating that the amount of money from this trade is estimated at $ 232 billion, Worldwide.
Addressing CISSADeliberative Regional Forum on Illegal Migration, held in cooperation with NISS  at Higher Academy for Strategic and Security Studies, Semayat said that 24 million migrants are trafficked, half of them children, mostly girls from Africa aged 5 to 15 years, revealing a request for CISSA from the African Union Commission to help in providing dynamism to dismantle human trafficking networks, indicating that this meeting brings together the countries of origin, transit and Libya to discuss how to stop this work, noting that the report of CISSA assessment team in Niger and Libya will be discussed within discussion of all the element of illegal migration to reach recommendations ad an action plan for the aid issue, indicating to the cooperation of the UN , African Union and the European Union as a tripartite working group on three strategic, coordinating and operational levels on how to solve this humanitarian problem in Libya.