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The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.

According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.

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Washington D.C., Jul 12, 2013 / 05:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-A State department official has testified before Congress explaining that China, Russia and Uzbekistan have not made adequate progress in addressing human trafficking in recent years.
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The recent global report on human trafficking downgraded Nigeria from Tier 1 to Tier 2 status for the slow government response at combating the illicit trade.

On the streets of major cities across the world, half-clad young girls wait for customers.

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The release of the State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) revealed that Asia is home to some of the worst perpetrators of illegal human trafficking.

China has now joined the ranks of Russia, North Korea, Iran, and a handful of other countries as Tier 3 violators of human trafficking laws.

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Dany, a 14-year-old fighter, whom activists say is the youngest fighter in the Khadraa brigade operating under the Free Syrian Army, chats with his fellow fighters in Deir al-Zor July 9, 2013. Picture taken July 9, 2013. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
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In the last report on human trafficking released by the U.S.States Department this week, China and Russia were placed in the worst position and this is a downgrade.

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Anger at US human trafficking report

Friday, 21 June 2013 12:56

Russia and China have reacted angrily after the US downgraded them in a report on efforts to fight human trafficking.

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How women are being duped into sex slavery.

Not even the adverse weather conditions in Russia is enough deterrent for Nigerian human traffickers as no fewer than 200 Nigerian girls are trafficked every month to Russia for prostitution, says Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Asam Asam.

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WASHINGTON — An annual U.S. State Department report on Wednesday cited Russia among the world's worst offenders in fighting forced labor and sex trafficking, which could lead to U.S. sanctions, prompting an angry rebuttal from Moscow.

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Playing cards showing details of missing children are displayed in Beijing, China. The State Department released a report Thursday indicating China, among others, as a hub of human trafficking.

The State Department's annual human trafficking report, the latest version of which was released Wednesday, is supposed to be an objective measure of which nations are the worst offenders when it comes to human slavery, and which are working hard to combat the problem.

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