Hungary's Ministry of Interior has launched a campaign against human trafficking in cooperation with five embassies, Krisztina Berta, Deputy State Secretary for EU and International affairs and national coordinator of the anti-human trafficking campaign announced on Wednesday.

The global number of people who fall victim to human trafficking each year is estimated at 30 million, of whom the number of Hungarians is perhaps a few hundred, Ms Berta stated at a press conference at the Sziget Festival in Budapest.

Most Hungarians fall victim to human trafficking in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and the embassies of these countries have joined the campaign, she said.

Photo: MTI/János Marjai

Representatives of the embassies stressed the importance of cooperation in efforts aimed at fighting human trafficking, which they called a global problem, and praised their countries' cooperation with Hungary as excellent.

Ms. Berta said the Sziget Festival was an excellent venue that enabled the organisers to talk to large numbers of young Europeans so they can recognise the dangers of human trafficking and find out about what they can do and what the government is doing to prevent it.

(Ministry of Interior)