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Ambassador Miller Visits Children’s Home “Shishuder Jonno Amra”
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January 19, 2021

 

Ambassador Miller underscored the continued commitment of the United States government to working in partnership with Bangladesh to eliminate Trafficking-in-Persons.  During his visit Ambassador Miller said, “Children of sex workers are vulnerable to human trafficking.  There is no crime more heinous than the exploitation of a child.” 

DHAKA, January 19, 2021 – On January 18, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen visited children’s home Shishuder Jonno Amra to provide donations to the children and to discuss human trafficking with President and Founder Hazera Begum.  Begum, a former sex worker, discussed her vision of preventing other street children from being forced into commercial sex work by providing a shelter home for them and a path out of poverty.  Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen  said Bangladesh, while continuing its inclusive development endeavors, is pledge-bound to ensure that no one is left behind.

Ambassador Miller underscored the continued commitment of the United States government to working in partnership with Bangladesh to eliminate Trafficking-in-Persons.  During his visit Ambassador Miller said, “Children of sex workers are vulnerable to human trafficking.  There is no crime more heinous than the exploitation of a child.”

Ambassador Miller’s visit to children’s home Shishuder Jonno Amra is one of the many initiatives of the U.S. government to promote greater cooperation, dialogue, and mutual understanding between Bangladesh and the United States.

The Governments of Bangladesh and the United States encourage all persons to report any suspicious activity involving child exploitation by calling the National Child Helpline 987.