Human trafficking generates 32 billion dollars a year: UN
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime agrees that there are 2.4 million victims of this crime
UNITED NATIONS, Human trafficking generates annual revenue of 32 billion dollars worldwide, placing it just below the profits achieved by the illicit trade in drugs and weapons, Nations warned today United.
In an event organized in the General Assembly on human trafficking, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime settled that at the moment 2.4 million people are victims of this crime.
He said that every year, “thousands of people” fall into the hands of traffickers, either to exploit them to their own country or within their own borders, and that women comprise the majority of victims of this scourge.
In his message during the event, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, stated that countries need to eradicate the factors that encourage trafficking in persons, such as extreme poverty, which forces families to sell their own children to traffickers.
“The human traffickers have no place in the world that we strive to build, make sure we have no way to operate,” said Ban.
Meanwhile, Yuri Fedotov, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said that the bottom of the UN against human trafficking has barely $ 470,000 in donations, less than half of its goal of collect a million dollars.
Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday in Geneva that the number of child victims of trafficking were assisted by this organization increased 27 percent in three years.
The IOM reported that the number of child victims of trafficking that has helped thousand increased from 565 cases in 2008 to two thousand 040 in 2011, and the number of adult victims of this scourge attended by IOM grew 13 percent in the past three years.
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