Pakistanis sit on the floor of a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an evacuation mission from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, August 4th, 2010. Photo by Horace Murray.
- The Epoch Times: Pakistani flood unleashes wave of human trafficking: “‘There are predators in this world who can take advantage of these terrible disasters and the chaos that ensues,’ said World Vision’s Connie Lenneberg on ABC Radio.”
- Hawaii, Alaska, among the “dirty dozen” US states with inadequate anti-human trafficking provisions. The list was compiled by anti-slavery organization (and like FTS, a member of Humanity United’s ATEST coalition) Polaris Project.
- The Christian Science Monitor: Columbia becomes new hub for human smuggling into US: “Colombia – long a starting point for much of the cocaine smuggled into the US – has now become a major hub for smuggling people from Africa and Asia to the US via Mexico.”
- BBC: Fear over Mali’s missing children: “According to Mr Coulibaly, his four-year-old daughter Adjaratou was abducted from in front of his house in September last year. Four months later, in January this year, Adjaratou was spotted by a friend. She was with a German couple in central Bamako.”
- DispatchPolitics.com: Human traffickers supply nail-salon workers in Ohio: “What is described as a multimillion-dollar human-trafficking scheme is operating out of nail salons in Ohio, with immigrants from Southeast Asia – many of them illegal – being forced to work as “indentured servants” in exchange for passage to the U.S.”