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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.
The number of migrants dying in Mediterranean Sea crossings could hit 30,000 this year if the current rate continues, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says.
The deaths in 2015 so far are 30 times higher than the same period last year.
The UN believes the sinking of one boat at the …Mediterranean
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
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 …
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
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
Alberta RCMP have charged a Red Deer couple with human trafficking, in connection with the alleged abuse of eight temporary foreign workers at a …Red Deer
OWATONNA, Minn. – Over the past three months, 20 people were arrested in an undercover operation focusing on human trafficking and sex crimes.
A cold-hearted Brooklyn man allegedly used his bogus nonprofit, called “I CARE Foundation,” to trick parents into believing he could rescue their …Kids
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 …World Leaders
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
Around 150 officers from three forces across were involved in the raids carried out across 17 shops and residential addresses in London and Berkshire.
An analysis of more than 20,000 local backpage.com ads for adult “escort” services revealed that likely instances of human trafficking peaked during …Sex 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 …Matt Brown
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, …North Korea
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, Dutch prosecutors say.
The mother, a boy aged eight and a seven-year-old girl are believed to have travelled using false passports.
The divorced …
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 …Human Trafficking
Bissau (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau said on Sunday it had dismantled a criminal operation trafficking 54 children to Senegal, where it is believed they …
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Republicans Wednesday morning that unless they remove an anti-abortion provision from a bill on human trafficking, the popular legislation is doomed.
"Today, the Senate is doing a good deed. We have a chance to address human trafficking," …Democrats
Turkish investigators examining the links between Ahmet Yumuşak and the terror group are said to have discovered the 29-year-old talking with …
Hundreds of boys in South Sudan have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the United Nations children's agency says.
The figure is a big increase on the 89 child abductions reported by Unicef last month.
Their latest statement blamed a militia group allied to the government.
South Sudan …
NAIROBI, Kenya — In this country of widespread poverty, one of the most lucrative businesses is also one of the most heartbreaking: baby trafficking.
It is common in Kayole, a slum in the capital here, for gangs to steal or buy infants from mothers who are told their child had died or who can't …
Iraqi Christian children in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.Photo by SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images Disturbing reports about ISIS …United Nations
It’s a testament to their salesmanship that in the time it took to consume one Waffle House meal in Columbus, Ohio, a table of door-to-door itinerant magazine sales crew members convinced their 25-year-old server, Johnathan Terrell Stewart, to quit his job last May, leave home without telling his …Crime
Advocates for women arrested on prostitution charges want the justice system to adopt a different approach. They say instead of being locked up, many prostitutes should actually be considered victims of human trafficking. And they're starting to offer those women a way to clean up the criminal …Sex Trafficking
Three men accused of molestation in child porn ring that spans multiple Southern California counties
Three men, including one who had been allowed to adopt two boys and work as a teaching assistant at Desert Hot Springs High School, have been charged …California
A trio of men, including a Southern California foster care provider, are accused of making child pornography using boys they lured from parks by …Riverside County
Two people were arrested this week and accused of coercing a teenage girl into prostitution, the Merced Police Department reported.
Stephen L. …
Nigeria is to investigate reports of rapes, child trafficking and other abuses in camps for people fleeing from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
The country's National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) has formed a panel to investigate the abuses.
A spokesperson for Nema told the BBC that …