Business Mirror highlights IOM's assistance to repatriate 10 Filipina trafficking victims from Iraq's Kurdistan Region

At the same time, the Embassy expressed its appreciation to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the crucial role it played in the repatriation of the victims, who were subjected to exploitative and abusive conditions at a spa in Erbil owned by a Lebanese national. “We very much appreciate the assistance that IOM extended to our kababayans,” he said. 

“The IOM was instrumental in ensuring that the 10 trafficking victims would be repatriated smoothly to the Philippines.”

“IOM is pleased it could assist the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Philippine Embassy in Iraq to ensure the safe return of these vulnerable migrant women,” said Thomas Weiss, IOM chief of mission in Iraq.

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