The Coordination Center on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (CMMA) is the central point of contact on the subject of Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. The CMMA has three (3) main tasks: information, education and assistance. The CMMA has a 24/7 hotline to share information or request assistance. The CMMA educates by providing training and awareness campaigns. The CMMA assists by providing shelter and other services to victims of human trafficking.
In 2007, the Government of Aruba decided to make the fight against human trafficking and migrant smuggling one of her priorities. In the years following this decision, the Government appointed a National Coordinator and a dedicated Public Prosecutor, and established a multidisciplinary Taskforce and a special team of detectives to investigate cases of Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. In 2019 the Coordination Center was created to be able to connect all the different entities and provide the necessary services to possible victims.
Receive and register information on possible cases of human trafficking and migrant smuggling (indicators, reports, trends, analyses, research, literature);
Point of contact for the general public, humanitarian organizations and external partners;
Investigate and publish research on subject related to human trafficking and migrant smuggling;
Report to (inter)national organizations on the status of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Aruba.
Educate through lectures, training, seminars, webinars and conferences;
Training of first responders and external partners in recognizing indicators of human trafficking and using the referral process;
Creating awareness amongst the public through informational campaigns.
Coordinate and arrange services for victims of human trafficking;
Administrative and policy support for the National Coordinator and Taskforce;
Coordinate national and regional operations to identify possible victims and criminal organizations involved in human trafficking and migrant smuggling;
Cooperate with national, regional and international organisations.