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COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in 2019. COVID-19 has spread globally and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The virus is primarily spread through respiratory droplets and can cause a range of symptoms, from mild to severe, including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on global health and the economy and efforts are ongoing to control the spread of the virus and develop treatments and vaccines.

 

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…

Foreign workers fall under human trafficking scrutiny
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Foreign workers fall under human trafficking scrutiny

The ministries of Interior and Labour have laid out a six-month action plan to inspect the work status of foreigners, as it prepares to expand operations and combat all forms of human trafficking and labour exploitation. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng said the owners and managers of large businesses and manufacturing enterprises…

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…

Tesco faces lawsuit from low-paid factory workers sewing F&F jeans – Fashion United
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Tesco faces lawsuit from low-paid factory workers sewing F&F jeans – Fashion United

Tesco is facing a lawsuit over allegations that jeans from its F&F fashion range were made under forced labour conditions. The supermarket giant, which retails jeans for 16 pounds, is being sued by 130 former workers from VK Garment Factury, a Thailand-based apparel manufacturer. Allegations include working 99-hour weeks for less than 4 pounds per…

COVID-19 cut known human trafficking, but Ukraine war a risk: U.N.
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COVID-19 cut known human trafficking, but Ukraine war a risk: U.N.

VIENNA (Reuters) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to the first drop in the known number of human-trafficking victims in 20 years as trafficking opportunities and policing were reduced, but the Ukraine war has probably now caused a new surge, a U.N. report said on Tuesday. The number of detected trafficking victims fell 11% in 2020,…

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Skill training and entrepreneurship – inroads to alternate and well-paying livelihoods for …

Human trafficking has disproportionately impacted marginalized communities, with more than 50 million people estimated to be in situations of modern slavery across the world. The problem is alarming, with almost 1 in every 150 people susceptible to being entrapped in forced labour in the post Covid-19 world, according to ILO’s Global Estimates of Modern Slavery…

U.S. Attorney, YWCA Wheeling To Host Human Trafficking Seminar – The Intelligencer
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U.S. Attorney, YWCA Wheeling To Host Human Trafficking Seminar – The Intelligencer

WHEELING – A discussion about human trafficking geared toward local law enforcement and social service providers is set for Wheeling next week. The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia and the YWCA Wheeling are partnering to present “Human Trafficking: An Invisible Epidemic” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday…

Celebrating Freedom – 19 Human Trafficking Survivors Returned to Their Families in Nigeria.
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Celebrating Freedom – 19 Human Trafficking Survivors Returned to Their Families in Nigeria.

As New Year’s celebrations began to fade around the world, Free the Slaves and our partners in Senegal and Nigeria worked hard to help 19 women and children freed from severe sex trafficking in Senegal return to their families in Nigeria. Staff from Free the Slaves and La Lumiere (LL) coordinated with authorities in Senegal…