An estimated 4,000 jobseekers from Sirajganj have fallen prey to human trafficking through the Bay of Bengal over the last 10 months, a finding that migration activists say is just the tip of the iceberg.
The US State Department has released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report concerning the global phenomenon of human trafficking and the resulting conditions of forced labour, which are described as modern-day slavery.
The US State Department this past week released its yearly, “Trafficking in Persons Report.
Ethnic clashes in western Myanmar have forced more than 100,000 Rohingya into camps. Many have fled across the Andaman Sea to Thailand.
All except two faced multiple charges for trafficking seven children, aged from three months to five years old, between September 2008 and Jan 16 in Penang, Perak and Kedah.
The nine children, aged between two months and eight-years, were rescued separately in a police operation that started in December last year in the northern states of Penang, Kedah and Perak, according to Penang police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi.
By Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Adviser for Child Protection, World Vision
Simean knew something was wrong when her 15-year-old younger sister Savoeun failed to show up at the factory where they both worked.
SATTAHIP – September 20, 2012 [PDN]; the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) set up a meeting with six neighboring countries to address the problem of human trafficking. The meeting focused primarily on the fishing industry, but also other types of exploitation, such as prostitutes and beggars from foreign countries.