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Stella Maris, a Home Away from Home for Seafarers in Lockdown in Manila

In his report, the Scalabrinian Father Prigol returns to recounting challenges and emergencies from the Scalabrinian centers in the Philippines Manila, August 7, 2020 – Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, on March 16, 2020, the Philippine government decreed forced quarantine for the entire island of Luzon, where the capital Manila is located. Initially set until the 12th of April of 2020 as Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), on June 1st the measure was reduced to General

Human Trafficking: A Crime That Violates the Dignity of People

Guadalajara, August 7, 2020 – The United Nations (UN) has established July 30 as the International Day Against Human Trafficking. It is a way of remembering the urgent need to eradicate this criminal practice that turns people into objects that are used and discarded. The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Human Trafficking in article 3 in subsection “a” defines human trafficking as: “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, reception of persons, resorting to the threat or