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Thousands of undocumented Cambodian migrants leaving Thailand
Since 28 June, 8,328 Cambodians have returned home. In Thailand, they could be fined up to US$ 3,000 or get five years in prison. Lack of money is the main factor pushing them to remain undocumented. Once home, returnees tend to stay or go back to Thailand without papers.
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
The ship that sank came from Egypt and made a stop in Tripoli (Libya) to load new passengers. The refugees were from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria. A boat sinks near the coast of Rhodes, with 80 survivors. The EU seeks solution to stop human trafficking. In 2014 more than 170 thousand people reached Italy.
Poverty and illiteracy are the leading causes of child trafficking in Bangladesh
National and international NGOs describe the situation of human trafficking at a workshop. In most cases, the victims end up in prostitution, or are used in organ trafficking.
09/02/2018 16:18:00 PHILIPPINES
International Day against human trafficking marked in Manila
Some 40 million people are victims each year, including about 150,000 Filipinos. Catholics work closely with government agencies. For Mgr Ruperto Cruz Santos, education, outreach, and policy programmes are among their priorities.
09/01/2018 14:31:00 INDONESIA
A Sumatran tiger grabs and kills young woman
The animal is high on the endangered species list due to habitat loss and poaching. One tiger grabbed a woman trying to escape up a tree.
08/03/2017 15:23:00 NEPAL
Kathmandu: Catholic activists slam the trafficking of enslaved women
The victims are sold for organs or as sex slaves for militant Islamists. Women from Nepal’s Tamang, Rai Thakuri ethnic groups are particularly at risk because of their "fair and beautiful" skin. The government's work is affected by the problem’s links to organised crime. Various women’s groups organised activities and events to mark the day.
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