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The United States of America Embassy in Freetown has recognized the Government of Sierra Leone for progress made in the fight against Trafficking in Persons.

The Embassy states that the Government of Sierra Leone demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, Sierra Leone was upgraded to Tier 2 in this year’s report. These efforts according to the Embassy include convicting traffickers for the first time in 15 years; significantly increasing investigations and prosecutions; significantly increasing trainings for officials on trafficking; contributing a facility for an NGO to establish a shelter for victims; and establishing district-level anti-trafficking task forces.

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