A shelter for trafficking victims was established pursuant to Cabinet Decision No. 652, adopted at Cabinet meeting No. 20/2/2007 held on 8 July 2007. The shelter is supervised by the Ministry of the Interior (Domestic Workers’ Office), in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour. Rules of procedure were developed for taking in residents at the shelter. The shelter offers an array of facilities including health and psychological care, investigation services, assistance from social workers of both sexes, and assistance from offices of various embassies. The shelter has been fully equipped with all of the essentials needed to provide accommodation, food, and recreation. The premises also house a medical clinic and a clinic for psychological counselling. The shelter accomodated 1,970 domestic workers in the year 2013.
Source of Information
CEDAW/C/KWT/3-4, para 65, A/HRC/WG.6/21/KWT/1 para 30