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General Assembly reaffirms commitment to combat human trafficking

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”.

Victims of human trafficking being ‘punished and stigmatized’

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.

Human trafficking: UN chief calls for action as COVID leaves ‘many millions’ more vulnerable

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 UN report reveals impact of COVID on human trafficking

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.

COVID-19 impact exposes millions to the risk of trafficking, UN agency says

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. 

Bangladesh: Human trafficking kingpin arrested

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.

World Day against Human Trafficking spotlights essential role of first responders

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.

Pakistani embassy in Zimbabwe in human trafficking row, sours relations

Harare: Triggering a major row, a Pakistani diplomat in Zimbabwe has been alleged to be involved in human trafficking episodes.

COVID-19 crisis putting human trafficking victims at risk of further exploitation, experts warn

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).

Human trafficking: Rohingya man, among two persons, killed in alleged shootout in Bangladesh

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.

Kenyan police rescues 22 Eritreans in human trafficking racket

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.

Rising human trafficking takes on ‘horrific dimensions’: almost a third of victims are children

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.

Governments need to step up protection for the most vulnerable, from ‘vile crime’ of human trafficking: UN chief

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.

Ahead of World Day against human trafficking, UN expert stresses States’ obligation to stop ‘gross human rights violations’

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.

Human trafficking: 9 found dead inside truck in San Antonio

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.