Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent.
LONDON (TrustLaw) - In Haiti, it's the little girl who is kept home from school and forced to clean her sister's house or else be beaten with electric cables.
Thousands of miles away in India, it's the shy, young woman left at the mercy of an agent who finds her a job as a maid but takes her earnings.
DAJABÓN, Dominican Republic – Dominican military officials and United Nations agencies are teaming to secure the porous Dominican-Haiti border, where human trafficking has proliferated.
The Dominican Minister of Armed Forces in September signed an agreement with the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to bolster protection at the border with an eye toward protecting trafficking victims.
BOGOTA (AlertNet) - When authorities from the Dominican Republic raided several houses in a poor residential neighbourhood last year in the capital city Santo Domingo, they found 44 children crammed in rooms, some sitting on the floor, others huddled under beds, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
HaitiChildren Caught Up in Alleged Child Trafficking by American Baptists
Reuters reports that 10 Americans are currently in custody over child-trafficking allegations.
The Global Slavery Index for 2013 has made the shocking revelation that India with a colossal 14 million slaves tops the list of the 162 countries surveyed by the Global Slavery Index,while the UK which is also in the forefront of a vicious campaign of vilification against Sri Lanka has been charged with alarming systematic failures.
LONDON (AP) - Mauritania, Haiti and Pakistan rank among the countries with the highest prevalence of modern slavery, according to a new global index released Thursday by an anti-slavery charity.
The "Global Slavery Index" report by the Walk Free Foundation ranked 162 countries by estimating the number of people in each nation affected by a range of practices including forced and bonded labor, human trafficking, forced marriages, and the use of children in the military.