The cases of human trafficking in Mid-western Development Region went up this year compared to previous years.
According to Maiti Nepal, a non-government organisation working to create awareness of girls being trafficked among the villagers, as many as 295 complaints of human trafficking were filed in the organisation from Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet and other districts in the region seeking support to search for the vanishing women and children.
Among the vanishing, the numbers of girls were high and they are possibly sent to Indian cities and some Gulf countries for labour and flesh trade.
Of the missing, only 25 have come into family contact whereas others remained missing, said Nepalgunj based programme coordinator of the organisation Keshav Koirala.
The organisation’s office in Nepalgunj has rescued 215 persons that were heading to India and Gulf countries through India and helped them to reunite with their families.
Five among the rescued from Jamunaha, the Nepal-India border point, have been kept under Maiti Nepal guardianship.