Klaus Vanhoutte, Director of PAYOKE, says governments are obliged to provide shelter to victims of trafficking

Kibris Gazetesi, Cyprus, 8/11/2018 – Klaus Vanhoutte, Director of PAYOKE, said the state is obliged to provide accommodation for victims of trafficking. “If there is no connection with the government and the shelter is not recognized, law enforcement will not take it seriously, Vanhoutte said. It should not be operating on its own, but officially. These organizations should be funded by the government, and they should also be linked to the Ministry of Justice.