Human Trafficking In The Human

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: - A SHAME TO HUMANITY
Human trafficking is a crime against humanity and is the third largest organized crime after drugs and the arms trade across the globe. It involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transforming, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Human trafficking is a $32- Billion industry worldwide. The United Nations estimate that between 800,000 and 4 million men, women and children are deceived, recruited, transported from their homes and sold into slavery around the world each year. Each year 117,000 people are made victims of human trafficking
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Although human trafficking is often a hidden crime and accurate stats are difficult to obtain, researchers estimate that more than 80 percent of trafficking victims are females and over 50 percent of human trafficking victims are children. Human trafficking is the only area of transnational crime in which women are significantly represented as victims, as perpetrators, and as activists fighting this crime. Sever natural disaster has left millions homeless and impoverished, which have created desperate people easily exploited by human traffickers. After sex, the most common form of human trafficking is forced labor. Researchers argue that as the economic crisis deepens, the number of people trafficked for forced labor will increase. Sex traffickers use a variety of ways to ‘’condition’’ their victims, including subjecting them to starvation, threats of violence towards the victims family and victim itself, forcibly drug use, and shame. The number of sex trafficking in the world is…show more content…
While stories like these have undoubtedly happened, they come nowhere near to capturing the true horror of organ trafficking. The international trade in human organs is on the increase fuelled by growing demand as well as unscrupulous traffickers. Countries such as Brazil, India, and Moldova, well-known sources of donors have all banned buying and selling of human organs. But this has come at the risk of driving the underground trade. The world health organization has revealed that the illegal trade in kidneys has risen to such a level that an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs now take place annually or more than an hour. The world health organization (WHO) estimates that over 100,000 organ transplant has performed across the world every year. But due to a mix of government policies, personal beliefs about organ donation, and our ability to safely
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