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Human-Trafficking -
A Global Problem

Human trafficking is the most inhumane form of organized crime and it is rampant across the globe. Anyone could be trafficked but some are more vulnerable than others. People from disaster-prone areas, humanitarian conflict zones, and financially disadvantaged families are at highest risk of being trafficked.  

Human-Trafficking -
A Global Problem

Human trafficking is the most inhumane form of organized crime and it is rampant across the globe. Anyone could be trafficked but some are most vulnerable. People from disaster-prone areas, humanitarian conflict zones, and financially disadvantaged families are at highest risk of being trafficked.

Due to its illegal and clandestine nature, the crime is highly under-reported, making it complicated to trace the movement of traffickers. A child’s muffled screams are going unheard right now in a corner of the world as you read this.

40.3 Million People

were victims of modern slavery in 2016, according to the research by International Labour Organization (ILO).

Of these, 71% victims are women and girls.

One out of every 4 victims is a child

3.8MM
adults

worldwide were victims of forced sexual exploitation and of this, 1 million were children

99%
of the women

and girls trafficked end up in the commercial sex trade

84%
of them

are forcefully married and pushed into sex rackets by their spouses or relatives

150,000
women

and children are trafficked from South Asia annually

40
countries

have detected victims from South Asia within their borders

Number of trafficking victims detected outside their region of origin, by area of citizenship in 2016 (most recent)

67

Americas

94

Mena Region

855

Sub-Saharan Africa

109

Europe and central asia

449

South asia

901

East asia