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UN, Indonesia setting up child registration system to stop trafficking after tsunami
UN, Indonesia setting up child registration system to stop trafficking after tsunami

[JURIST] UN officials have begun working with Indonesian government authorities to set up a child registration system that will help prevent and forestall illegal child trafficking in the wake of last week's South Asia tsunami that is now estimated to have killed 150,000, leaving tens of thousands of children homeless across the region. A UNICEF spokeman said Wednesday that the first center had already been set up in Banda Aceh and that twenty more registration centers were being established across the northern Sumatra province. Australian Federal Police have also volunteered to assist in the fight against chilf trafficking in tsuami-affected areas. Thursday's Australian has more. UNICEF offers a brief backgrounder on the global problem of child trafficking.