Labour Exploitation Main Reason for Human Trafficking

IOM Report Examines Recent Trends

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) first report on counter trafficking and assistance to vulnerable migrants indicates that 53% of the human trafficking victims brought to them for assistance in 2011 involved victims of labour exploitation.

In all 3,014 victims of labour exploitation were assisted by IOM.  Other forms of exploitation for victims of human trafficking assisted by IOM included sexual exploitation (27%), combined sexual and labour exploitation (5%) and begging (5%).  A disturbing trend was that 2,040 trafficked children were given assistance in 2011.  This represented a 27% increase on the 2008 figure of 1,565.

For more information download the full report here.

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