On 10-11 November 2019, the Migration EU eXpertise Initiative, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), presented the “Guiding Principles for Shelters Working with Victims of Human Trafficking”. They are a result from its latest action in support to the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
These guiding principles will act as standard operating procedures for two shelters in Amman providing Victims of Trafficking (VoT) with accommodation and first-line services. The request for MIEUX support came after the findings of the 2016 Mission Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons. Especially women and children stipulated that the provision of comprehensive support in Jordan´s shelters could be enhanced by creating a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for staff about the types of support available and language barriers, among others.