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Under crushing financial strain, Budathoki sold one of his kidneys to organ traffickers for $5,000, a sum he hoped would help set him up for a lifetime free of money problems. Instead, he got a lifetime of health problems - and only a fraction of the money promised to him by a shady broker in Hokshe, a village of tiny farms and mud huts that has been the center of the illegal organ trade in Nepal for more than a decade. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha) (The Associated Press)

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HOKSHE, Nepal -- Under crushing financial strain, Kumar Budathoki sold one of his kidneys to organ traffickers for $5,000, a sum he hoped would help set him up for a lifetime free of money problems.

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 KATHMANDU, Nepal — On the streets of Kathmandu, the sight of people begging for kidney treatment has become common.

The capital of Nepal is no different from many places in the world where aging populations, poor diets and no health insurance systems mean increased organ disease.

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Sex Trafficking Thrives In City

Friday, 21 June 2013 12:56

By David Odongo

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The Nairobian has unearthed a scheme where poor teenage girls are trafficked from villages in India and Nepal to Nairobi on a tourist visa, but are then being subjected to sexual slavery by rich Asian businessmen.

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(CNN) -- Thirteen-year-old Anjali didn't just pack her bags and run away to the circus, she signed a 10-year contract with a circus master after fleeing from long hours of domestic servitude in Nepal. Taken to India, she then endured years of appalling and dangerous working conditions for no pay. A British charity helped Anjali finally say goodbye to the circus.
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Raji speaks softly, her small, cross-legged frame fitting neatly into a plastic garden chair. "When we felt weak and couldn't work, they would beat us with metal rods," she says.

There is a cluster of rusty steel reinforcement bars sticking out of the concrete above us; it becomes clear those are the kind of rods she is talking about.

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JOHANNESBURG, 12 February 2013 (IRIN) - Girl child soldiers are often thought of only as “sex slaves”, a term that glosses over the complex roles many play within armed groups and in some national armies.
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The synergy blossomed at a two-day consultation workshop held in Goa on June 26. The workshop involved government representatives, police, NGOs and such service providers from eight states including Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam, Mizoram, Manipur and West Bengal.

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Trafficking is prohibited by the constitution of India. Yet, India is a source, destination and transit country for human trafficking primarily for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labour. False marriages are also becoming a pull factor for trafficking women and girls according to a United Nations report, 2011, titled 'Responses to human trafficking in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka'.
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Bajir Singh Tamang, 37 years old, was convicted of trafficking poor teenage girls from rural areas to India and the Middle East to work in the sex trade with promises of legitimate jobs.

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