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Almost third of trafficking victims are minors, - UNICEF

Almost third of trafficking victims are minors, - UNICEF

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28 percent of trafficked persons in the world are minors, DW reports with reference to the UN Children's Fund.

According to the Executive Director of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, the most vulnerable are children who left their homes and remained without adult protection.

According to the fund, in Saharan African countries, the number of minors among trafficked victims is almost 64 percent. In Central America and the Caribbean, this figure is 62 percent.

In this regard, UNICEF calls on governments around the world to strengthen measures to protect minors.

We recall that during the first half of 2018, policemen identified almost 190 crimes in trafficking.

Based on the results of the pre-trial investigation, were identified 156 persons who were granted the status of victims in criminal proceedings. Among them - 91 women, 49 men, 9 minors and 7 young children.
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