The European commission made the decision to allocate to Ukraine of €600 thousand for fight against trade in children in 2009 - 2011. About it reports Корреспондент.net, with reference to the head of programs of health care and social protection of representation of European Commission in Ukraine Sergey Polyuk. Funds will be allocated within the Strengthening of National Mechanisms and Potentials program in the sphere of counteraction to trade in children in Ukraine which is calculated on 2009-2011.
The main performer of the program elected the Chernovitsky regional public youth association Contemporary, as partners of the program government institutions and public organizations act International Organization For Migration representation in Ukraine.
The chairman Sovremennika Elvira Mruchkovskaya noted that protection and reintegration of injured children, strengthening of responsibility for trade in children, and also lobbying and strengthening of legislative base in the sphere of counteraction to human trafficking will be the main directions of the program.
In the direction of protection and reintegration it is supposed to provide the reintegration help to 150 children, medical care - to 70 children, in the direction of prosecution and strengthening of responsibility development of cooperation of law enforcement agencies in the sphere of counteraction to trade in children, implementation of public control of the state receivers - distributors is supposed.
The main regions in which the project will be implemented, defined Chernovitsky, Zakarpatye, Lugansk, Nikolaev and Kharkov areas.
In turn the head of department of department of fight against human trafficking of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vladislav Dubina noted relevance of the program in connection with increase in registered cases of trade in children.
According to him, if in 2008 30-40 injured children were established, for the first 5 months 22 injured children are already established.
Cudgel I noted that from 22 cases only 1 I treated domestic trade in children, while the others - to external.
He also noted that the majority of cases of foreign trade in children from established in 2009 fell on sale of children to Russia for rendering services of sexual character.
Also, according to him, for the similar purposes of children sell to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
Thus the age of 90% of sold children makes 16-17 years.