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The human trafficking situation in Europe is out of control

They hide inside suitcases. Under the bottom of cars. Or even

. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been paying thousands of dollars to cross the Mediterranean—for a trip that, they know, might end up in death. Yet, a thin chance at life somewhere else is better than the absence of a future at …

Human Trafficking

House Overwhelmingly Approves Human Trafficking Bill

The House gave the Senate’s much debated human trafficking bill its stamp of approval Tuesday, sending legislation that stalled in the Senate for six weeks to President Obama’s desk with little fanfare.

Overwhelmingly approved in a 420-to-3 vote, the bill — intended to increase penalties for …

Human Trafficking

Human traffickers are targeting Nepal – we must do more to help

Mark Antony’s speech over the body of Caesar came back to my mind yesterday when I read reports of how the earthquake that has devastated Nepal has led human traffickers to increase their efforts to enslave vulnerable young women for forced labour and sexual exploitation across South Asia: …

Nepal

Rohnert Park woman sentenced for child porn and human trafficking

SANTA ROSA (KRON) — A woman in Rohnert Park who was convicted of human trafficking and coercing two 11-year-old girls to participate in child …

Human Trafficking

Arrest made in Arkansas human trafficking operation, 4 children rescued

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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission …

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Pressing questions after human trafficking grave discovery in South Thailand

Thailand’s military government is facing new pressure following the discovery of a mass grave in the country’s south, where dozens of bodies,

Asia

Thailand to Open Inquiry Into Human Trafficking Network

BANGKOK — The Thai authorities said Monday that they were investigating the complicity of local officials and police officers in a human trafficking network along the border with Malaysia where a mass grave has been unearthed.

The head of the national police, Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung, said that …

Asia

The Average Hipster Employs 27 Slaves Each Day. Here's How To Change That

Updated on May 7, 2015; 12:30 p.m. EST.

Hipsters may value social progress, but their coffee habits say otherwise.

That's according to the team at Made in a Free World (MIAFW), a group dedicated to raising awareness on how consumers support illegal slave operations -- often without realizing it -- …

Hipsters

Child slavery active in Haiti

In Haiti, a 9-year-old girl leaves her poor village to work as a domestic worker for a family in Port-au-Prince, the island’s capital. She will not …

Slavery

Child trafficking in India: 'It was only after a few years I realised I had been sold'

Anti-slavery activists say thousands of children are going missing from some of India’s remote tribal areas as human traffickers respond to a surge in demand for domestic child labour in booming urban districts.

Between 2011 and 2013, more than 10,500 children were registered as missing from the …

India

Multi-state operation rescues 6 missing, exploited children

A recent multi-state, multi-agency Crimes Against Children Patrol Operation resulted in the rescue of six missing or exploited children. The patrol …

Internet Safety

Migrant boat captain arrested as survivors of sinking reach Italy

Italian police have arrested two suspected people traffickers among the survivors of the migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday, as the United Nations said it believed that at least 800 people died in the sinking – the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.

Prosecutors …

Italy

Mediterranean migrants: Details emerge of deadly capsize

Details have emerged about the capsize of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Sunday that killed more than 800.

Prosecutors in Italy say the …

Mediterranean

Why thousands risk everything to get to Europe

They come from more than 20 countries, drawn to Libya as the funnel to Europe.

Eritreans want to escape repression or military service; Somalis flee Al-Shabaab and clan warfare; Syrians have given up hope of returning home. In villages in Senegal and elsewhere across West Africa, young men sell all …

Europe

Victim raises awareness for human trafficking

Kris Wade, the executive director of The Justice Project in Kansas City, still has the scar where her pimps branded her.

The former victim of human …

Europe grapples with deadly Mediterranean migration crisis

European leaders are struggling to find a solution to a desperate surge of Mediterranean migration that appears to have claimed more than 1,500 lives so far this year, as poverty and war drive people to risk everything on rickety, overloaded boats.

Any answer, however, will likely be a patchwork …

Migration

In Latest Outbreak Of Bipartisanship, Senate Compromises On Trafficking Bill

A logjam over an anti-human trafficking bill has finally broken in the Senate. Senate negotiators reached a deal after a long impasse over language on abortion funding. The compromise clears the path to a confirmation vote for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch — a vote Republicans had delayed …

Bipartisanship

Red Deer couple charged with human trafficking at central Alberta hotel

WATCH ABOVE: An investigation into the working conditions of temporary foreign workers began last summer, and now charges of human trafficking have

Red Deer

20 people arrested in human trafficking and sex crime bust

OWATONNA, Minn. – Over the past three months, 20 people were arrested in an undercover operation focusing on human trafficking and sex crimes.

The …

Man used fake ‘I CARE’ nonprofit to swindle parents of abucted children: authorities

A cold-hearted Brooklyn man allegedly used his bogus nonprofit, called “I CARE Foundation,” to trick parents into believing he could rescue their …

Kids

Will Nigeria's New President Finally #BringBackOurGirls?

In a landmark election today, former military leader Muhammadu Buhari ousted incumbent Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan from the power seat. Voters rejoiced in the streets, and even the defeated Jonathan extended a call of congratulations to the first-ever candidate to beat the sitting …

Homeless teens trapped by human traffickers in New Orleans: Laura Murphy

News reports often suggest that human trafficking is rampant in our area. We are told that New Orleans is in the top 20 cities for human trafficking …

New Orleans

Human trafficking victims rescued as police swoop on nail bars

• Six people were rescued by police as a result of the raids across the UK• 
More than 100 officers from three different forces involved in operation
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Study: Sex trafficking up during March Madness

An analysis of more than 20,000 local backpage.com ads for adult “escort” services revealed that likely instances of human trafficking peaked during …

Former Temple star Matt Brown charged with human trafficking

Former Temple standout Matt Brown was arrested Tuesday and charged with human trafficking, according to multiple reports.

Per the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore area detectives responded to an advertisement using language they believed to be used by prostitutes and arranged a meeting at a Baltimore County …

20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, says UN

The UN human rights investigator for North Korea has said he would investigate allegations of an estimated 20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, mainly in China, Russia and the Middle East.

Marzuki Darusman, UN special rapporteur on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, …

Islamic State: 'Kidnapped' Dutch children taken to Syria

A Chechen woman living in the Netherlands has taken her two young children against their father's will to join Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria,

Islamic State (ISIS)

"It's very sad:" Racine County Sheriff's Office, Human Trafficking Task Force rescue girls ages 13, 16

TOWN OF YORKVILLE (WITI) — Two young girls, ages 13 and 16 have been recovered by members of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes …

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