Human Traffic Watch

Increased human trafficking of children to Norway

In Child Trafficking, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on December 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

An increasing number of child victims in human trafficking are brought to Norway, according to the authorities.

Most of the victims are between 14 and 18 years old. Some of the children are forced to participate in crimes involving drugs, crimes for profit, prostitution and forced labor.

There seems to be an increase in the number of suspected child victims of human trafficking who are brought to Oslo, says the head of the department for adolescence in the St. Hanshaugen city district, Bjørge Njå.

The department has noted several cases where children have been brought to Norway from Eastern countries to be used for forced labor. The work includes labor in private homes, stores, or businesses owned by people who come from the same country as the suspected victim, Njå explains.

Source: Norway Post

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