Human Traffic Watch

Child slavery becomes world’s third popular problem

In Awareness, Child Labor, Child Sex Trafficking, Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on December 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

he distribution of child slave labor is one of the main problems of the modern world. According to the International Labor Organization, to date, more than 250 million children are illegally exploited in various industries, whereas child slavery comes third after arms and drugs trafficking in terms of profit.

The problem of modern society

No matter how insane it may sound, child trafficking is one of the most serious problems of modern society. Every year, tens of thousands of minors around the world find themselves in the hands of slave-owners, who force them to do hard physical labor, work as prostitutes and commit other illegal acts. Analysts from the United Nations say that more than 12 million people worldwide currently live and work in conditions of slavery. All of this happens in the modern society that lives in the 21stcentury. According to international experts, child traffickers make about $ 10 billion annually.

The problem of illegal child labor is also a highly serious issue. The popularity of this kind of labor is growing at an alarming rate. According to the UN, more than 250 million children had to work in very difficult conditions in 2011. Interestingly, child labor is more popular in Asia – more than 153 million children are exploited there illegally; in Africa – 80 million and 17 million – in Latin America.

Source: pravda

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