Human trafficking increased after millions of people were displaced by devastating cyclones and typhoons, according to the Global Report on Human Trafficking 2022.
According to local media, some asylum seekers are being kidnapped by traffickers in the UK, where at least 200 children have gone missing over the last year and a half.
The British-US citizen, his younger brother and two Romanian women are under investigation for allegedly being part of an organised crime group, human trafficking, and rape.
Fifteen children – 4 to 15 years old – were found with a 44-year-old woman claiming to be a nun, say police in Rivers state.
Forty-six were found dead in a truck at the US-Mexico border in the largest such incident in decades, as Trump-era migration policies remain in place despite Biden’s pledges.
A system set up to help refugees find a ride and shelter after fleeing Ukraine may end up being exploited by traffickers looking for cheap labour or to lure women into the sex trade.
US authorities have charged a man with human trafficking after four people, tentatively identified as a family from India, died while trying to enter the United States.
At the heart of human smuggling lies one unsaid principle that is to ensure that not everybody smugglers take money from gets on the boat.
Of the 90 people who set off on a troubled journey from Bangladesh in hopes of sanctuary in Malaysia, eight were found dead by Indian Coast Guards in February.
A report, focusing on 18 countries where the UN said it has obtained verified information, lists 52 parties “credibly suspected” of responsibility “for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence” in conflicts.
Activists across the Arab world continue to fight for human and civil rights despite violence and intimidation.
John Geddert, with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar, was charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, a step that prosecutors acknowledged was an uncommon use of Michigan law.
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