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.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the pandemic has increased the risk of exploitation and brutality against those most vulnerable.
The survivor was 13 when she was trafficked from eastern Odisha state and sold to a brothel in Sonagachi, India's largest red-light district in the city of Kolkata.
Pakistan's biggest case against the traffickers has fallen apart. Of the 52 Chinese nationals charged, a court in Punjab acquitted 31 while another 21 Chinese defendants left the country after they were granted bail.
A multinational police investigation is now underway in a case that has shocked Britain and renewed debates about ways to stop human trafficking.
AP investigation finds that African migrants are starved, raped and tortured in the Yemeni town of Ras Al Ara, which profits from human smuggling.
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