The United Nations (UN) crime-fighting office says 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being used as sexual slaves.
Yuri Fedotov, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told a daylong UN General Assembly meeting on trafficking that two out of every three victims are women.
He said US$32 billion is being earned every year by unscrupulous criminals running human trafficking networks.
He warned that fighting human trafficking is a challenge of ‘extraordinary proportions’.
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