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A United Nations independent expert today urged Morocco to put victims at the centre of its measures to combat human trafficking, citing the lack of protection and support services in the country for migrants who are particularly vulnerable to this scourge.

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SPAIN - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has launched its report 'Sold to the Sea' in Madrid, Spain. The launch was hosted by the Spanish Secretary General of the Sea, Carlos Dominguez, who welcomed the report and called for all stakeholders in the fisheries sector to work together to address human trafficking and human rights abuses on fishing boats.

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An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide - most of them under age - are working as domestic workers in people's homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has disclosed.

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There are more slaves now than any time in history. If that surprises you, it shouldn’t. If you are shocked by that, you should be. It is illegal everywhere and yet found in every country around the globe.

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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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MANILA, Philippines—A Philippine overseas labor official accused of running a prostitution ring using distressed overseas Filipino workers in Jordan said Wednesday he suspects illegal recruitment agencies and human traffickers were behind the allegations against him.

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Spain urged to end forced fishing

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:24
JUAN Trujillo, president of the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) fisheries section, gave a speech in Madrid today in support of a report into abuses in the fishing industry and the need for reform and enforcement.
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31 May 2013 – The global scourge of human trafficking is being fuelled by demand for sexual exploitation, cheap labour, human organs, illegal adoption and forced marriages, says a new report by an independent United Nations human rights expert.
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Teth Teth Win was arrested on May 30 by a DSI team of investigators, led by Pol Major Jatuporn Arunroektawin, head of DSI Human Trafficking Suppression Division 2.

According to investigators, Teth Teth Win and her daughter Win Tanda Aong had illegally smuggled at least 15 people from Myanmar and forced them to work at a corn factory located in Tha Ma Kha district of Kanchanaburi province.

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Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The Middle East and human trafficking were the central theme during dicussions this morning between Pope Francis and the UN General Assembly president Vuk Jeremic. Jeremic also met with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, accompanied by the Secretary for Relations with States, Msgr. Dominique Mamberti in the Apostolic Palace.

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