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13/12/2012

Children Account for 27 Percent of All People Trafficked Globally

Human Wrongs Watch

Some 27 per cent of all victims of human trafficking officially detected around the world between 2007 and 2010 are children, up seven per cent from the period 2003 to 2006, according to a new report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

**A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum shows his find, Jakarta Indonesia | Jonathan McIntosh (thehero) | Wikimedia Commons

**A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum shows his find, Jakarta Indonesia | Jonathan McIntosh (thehero) | Wikimedia Commons

“Human trafficking requires a forceful response founded on the assistance and protection for victims, rigorous enforcement by the criminal justice system, a sound migration policy and firm regulation of the labour markets,” said UNODC’s Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, in a news release on the findings of the agency’s 2012 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.

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