The United Nations office on drugs and crime has pledged its support in fighting human trafficking in Zimbabwe.

This came out at a data collection taskforce workshop held in the capital.

Latest revelations are that more than 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally and in light of this the UN office on drugs and crime has pledged support to fight against human trafficking in Zimbabwe.

Crime prevention and criminal justice officer in the UN office on drugs and crime Mrs Samantha Munodawafa said transnational organised crimes are complicated and require concerted efforts to fight them hence the need to conduct the workshop.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Melusi Matshiya noted there is need for constant dialogue and enhanced ways of fighting human trafficking.

Out of the 21 million people who are victims of forced labour some of them are victims of human trafficking as well as physical and psychological abuse.

Therefore the four day workshop seeks to find ways to speed up procedures to collect data on human trafficking to be better equipped when fighting it.