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Stephanie Okereke advocates against human trafficking; meets victims in Italy; visits rescue ship “Aquarius”

Stephanie Okereke against human trafficking
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As parts of her advocacy against human trafficking, Nollywood actress and director, Stephanie Okereke Linus, met with victims of human trafficking in Italy on Friday.

Stephanie Okereke against human trafficking

Stephanie Okereke Linus in Italy advocating against human trafficking

The actress who has been in Italy for a few days in partnership with the international medical humanitarian organization – Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee, came face to face with the realities yesterday when she met one-on-one with some rescued victims of human trafficking.

She met with the women, listened to their stories and shared with them. It got even more interesting when the women decided to prepare a meal together, sing and exchange hand-made gifts. It was truly a heartwarming experience as hope was renewed in their midst.

She also visited United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office where she was given a deeper insight into the operations of the organization in Italy.

The Through The Glass actor also visited the rescue ship “Aquarius” yesterday.

Mrs. Linus and her team were given a tour of the ship, and afterwards, discussions on the overall need to educate people on the dangers of being trafficked and integrating the rescued victims back into the society followed.

She also had a press conference with several members of the international media where she spoke about measures that can be used to curb human trafficking.

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