An Italian court ruled that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the general" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.
The US Department of State in its annual report faulted Saudi Arabia for rampant violations among foreign labourers and accused Cuba of trafficking through its programme of sending doctors overseas.
Although sex work is allowed in much of Mexico, states have different and sometimes unclear rules, meaning workers frequently operate in legal vacuums which can leave them vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking.
The government and a slew of NGOs are offering assistance to help returnees settle back in their native place.
A survey by the UN had found that human trafficking cases have reached a record-high in recent years, with armed conflict and displacement being major drivers of human trafficking.
A US trafficking victim serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was a teenager was granted clemency after a celebrity-backed viral campaign for her freedom.
The escalating debate over people leaving their home countries for new ones has sparked increasing opposition and reservations among the UN's 193 member states.
The number of children crossing borders unaccompanied has risen up to five times since 2012. Here’s a quick look at the IFRC’s findings on the danger faced by young migrants and refugees.
Catherine was 18 when she was tricked into leaving her job in Dar es Salaam on a promise of a better one in India. Upon arriving in New Delhi, she was sold into prostitution.
A ban on the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners could curb child abuse and trafficking, but more support is needed for vulnerable families within the impoverished country.
Uganda's 13,000 street children are often in danger of being trafficked, forced into child labour or sexually abused.
The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution urging tougher action to crack down on human trafficking worldwide just days after a video showed young men being auctioned off as slaves in Libya.
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