Asia

Asia is the largest and most populous continent on Earth, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Indian Ocean to the south, and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Asia is made up of over 50 countries and is home to a diverse range of cultures, languages, and religions. Some of the major countries in Asia include China, India, and Russia. Asia has a long and rich history, and it has played a significant role in the development of global politics, economics, and culture. Today, Asia is a major economic and political region and is home to many of the world’s largest and most influential cities, such as Beijing, Mumbai, and Tokyo.

Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima
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Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima

Mizzima/Shankar KumarIn China is a troublesome bugbear not only because of its avoidable territorial designs against its neighbours but also because of its human trafficking syndicates who lure away hundreds of people from Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand on the pretext of providing them decent jobs but force them to work in…

Climate change increases risk of human trafficking | Arab News
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Climate change increases risk of human trafficking | Arab News

The transborder smuggling of humans, though a criminal activity, has been flourishing for years. Even now, as the global economy struggles with inflation or recession, the amount and frequency of human trafficking has been rising at a breakneck speed. A report released last week by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said there was…

China's human trafficking syndicates lure away hundreds from Southeast Asian … – ANI News
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China's human trafficking syndicates lure away hundreds from Southeast Asian … – ANI News

Beijing [China], February 3 (ANI):In southeast Asian region, Chinese human trafficking syndicates operate in nexus with local authorities in countries for luring away hundreds of people on the pretext of providing them decent jobs but are forced to work in the illegal cryptocurrency business, brothels, and massage parlours, Mekong News reported. According to Mekong News,…

UN Detects Fewer Persons Trafficked, According to New Report – The Epoch Times
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UN Detects Fewer Persons Trafficked, According to New Report – The Epoch Times

According to the United Nations Global Report on Trafficking in Persons for 2022, the number of people detected as trafficked dropped by 11 percent last year. While this is the first decline in 20 years, one of the report’s authors said it isn’t necessarily a cause for celebration. “We have not really seen a decrease…

How a Soviet nuclear site could be key to Europe’s EV market
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How a Soviet nuclear site could be key to Europe’s EV market

Editor’s note: while this doesn’t specifically call out trafficking, the resources for the EV market are an important anti-trafficking battleground. This is supplied for your research. The artificial mound covers a radioactive pond from when the town covertly processed uranium for the Soviet nuclear industry until 1989. Today, the adjacent facilities are home to oil…

Human trafficking is one of the biggest crises of our time. How do we fight It? | The Hill
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Human trafficking is one of the biggest crises of our time. How do we fight It? | The Hill

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill In a speech last year announcing the release of the latest Trafficking In Persons Report, U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken cited a startling statistic: right now, nearly 25-million individuals around the world are being forced into labor or the…

DOT Announces Winners of Combating Human Trafficking Awards – HS Today
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DOT Announces Winners of Combating Human Trafficking Awards – HS Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation is marking National Human Trafficking Prevention Month by taking several actions to raise awareness about human trafficking and how to recognize and prevent this terrible crime. Combating human trafficking in the transportation sector is a top priority for the Department. “Every year, human traffickers seek to use America’s transportation systems…

DOT Announces Winners of Combating Human Trafficking Awards
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DOT Announces Winners of Combating Human Trafficking Awards

The U.S. Department of Transportation is marking National Human Trafficking Prevention Month by taking several actions to raise awareness about human trafficking and how to recognize and prevent this terrible crime. Combating human trafficking in the transportation sector is a top priority for the Department. “Every year, human traffickers seek to use America’s transportation systems…

UN sees South Asian women as most vulnerable to human trafficking – World – DAWN.COM
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UN sees South Asian women as most vulnerable to human trafficking – World – DAWN.COM

UNITED NATIONS: Women continue to comprise the largest share of trafficking victims in South Asia, a new UN report has said. In 2020, however, more men were detected as victims of trafficking in the region compared to previous years, said the report prepared by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The ‘Global Report…

BI intercepts 3 human trafficking victims; nabs Japanese fugitive
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BI intercepts 3 human trafficking victims; nabs Japanese fugitive

Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted three suspected victims of human trafficking who attempted to leave the country disguised as tourists. Meanwhile, BI operatives also arrested a Japanese fugitive wanted by authorities in Tokyo for robbery, extortion and involvement in telecommunications fraud. Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said…