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11 Jun 2019
The OSCE region is witnessing major movement of people triggered by on-going conflicts, general instability and a lack of economic opportunities in neighbouring regions and in some OSCE regions as well. This movement is comprised of refugees,...
01 Apr 2019
According to the radio programme Argos, over 1,000 refugee children disappeared from refugee centres in the Netherlands in 2013–2017. Around 60 refugee children of Vietnamese origin ran away in the past five years, fearing that they were at risk of...
21 Mar 2019
According to a recent report by the National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking and the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI), human trafficking is present in Finland, affecting both Finnish children, and...
15 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that the National Program for Preventing and Counteracting Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting Victims for 2019 was adopted by the Bulgarian Government. This is an annual document...
29 Jan 2019
ASTRA is an organization devoted to the eradication of all forms of exploitation and trafficking in human beings, especially women and children, as well as providing support in looking for missing children. ASTRA pays special attention to raising...
25 Jan 2019
Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published a report providing as assessment of the progress Italy has made in the past four years in relation to combating trafficking in human beings, linked...
20 Jan 2019
The number of British nationals identified as potential child trafficking victims has been rising, amounting to 2 118 cases in 2017, out of which half said they were trafficked within the UK. Despite this, Independent has learned the UK`s Home...
07 Jan 2019
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime produced a report on trafficking trends and patterns, confirming increased trafficking based on the data from 142 countries. According to the report, children account to as much as 30% of victims of human trafficking...

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