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UK – Human Trafficking: The Government's Strategy

Human Trafficking: The Government’s Strategy – HM Government, April 2012

  • “Human trafficking is international organised crime, with the exploitation of human beings for profit at its heart. It is an abuse of basic rights, with organised criminals preying on vulnerable people to make money. In most cases, victims are brought to the UK from abroad, but we know that trafficking also occurs within the UK and that children in particular are increasingly vulnerable to falling victim to exploitation…The greatest numbers of adult victims come to the UK from China, South East Asia, and Eastern Europe; child victims are trafficked in the greatest numbers from Vietnam, Nigeria, China and Eastern Europe. However, this is a truly international crime, with potential victims from over 80 different countries referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) since its
    inception and 47 different counties identified as sources of child trafficking to the UK by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).”
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