New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated factors that fuel human trafficking such as poverty, unemployment and gender-based violence, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Monday, urging countries to boost efforts to prevent and respond to this “vile crime”.
New York: Victims of trafficking by terrorist groups are too often being punished instead of protected, a human rights expert warned the General Assembly this Wednesday.
New York: UN Secretary General António Guterres on Thursday urged States to take action against human trafficking, where a third of all victims are children.
New York: A new study released on Thursday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) illustrates the devastating impact of COVID-19 on victims and survivors of human trafficking and highlights the increased targeting and exploitation of children during the course of the pandemic.
New York: Although almost 50,000 victims of human trafficking were detected and reported in 2018 by 148 countries, the “hidden nature” of the crime means that the actual number of victims could be “far higher”, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Tuesday.
Dhaka: Bangladesh security officials have arrested an alleged human trafficker who smuggled a 14-year-old girl into India by promising her a job in Malaysia, media reports said.
The UN commemorated World Day against Human Trafficking on Thursday spotlighting the essential – but often overlooked - role of first responders who identify the millions of victims worldwide, helping them secure justice, and rebuild their lives.
Harare: Triggering a major row, a Pakistani diplomat in Zimbabwe has been alleged to be involved in human trafficking episodes.
New York/IBNS: Lockdowns, travel restrictions, resource cutbacks and other measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus are putting victims of human trafficking at risk of further exploitation, while organized crime networks could further profit from the pandemic, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Dhaka, June 23 (IBNS): A Rohingya man and another person, who are accused in human trafficking cases, have died in a so-called shootout with police in Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar area, media reports said on Sunday.
Nairobi, May 21 (Xinhua/UNI) Kenyan police said on Tuesday they are holding 22 Eritreans who were rescued on Monday evening while being smuggled through Nairobi.
New York, Jan 8 (IBNS): A new UN report published on Monday shows that human trafficking is on the rise and taking on “horrific dimensions”, with sexual exploitation of victims the main driver. Children now account for 30 per cent of those being trafficked, and far more girls are detected than boys.
New York, July 31 (IBNS): Marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations sheds light on the plight of millions of children, women and men – especially migrants – who, every year, fall prey to traffickers across the world.
New York, July 28 (IBNS): Ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UN human rights expert on the issue emphasized on Friday that both victims and potential victims’ rights must be upheld – especially women and children – and appealed for all States to prevent and combat the global scourge.
San Antonio, Jul 24 (IBNS): At least nine people were found dead inside a trailer truck after police checked the parked vehicle outside a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, media reports said.