A report by UNICEF and Terre des Hommes says Europe is not doing enough to address child trafficking, with thousands of children smuggled into Western Europe annually to become sex workers and slaves.

BBC News:

The UN estimates that some 1.2m children are trafficked across the world each year – with about 246m youngsters also thought to be involved in child labour.

In the UK alone, between 1999 and 2003, some 250 children were rescued from trafficking. …

The new report – Action to Prevent Child Trafficking in South-Eastern Europe – says prevention efforts by governments in the region, and international and non-governmental organisations, fail to address the root causes of the trafficking.


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