Trafficking in humans is a modern form of slavery. Each year this crime ensnares an estimated 1 to 4 million people, according to the United Nations. No country is immune. Interpol, the global police agency, puts human trafficking on a par with drugs and arms smuggling in its profitability for organized crime.
Human trafficking has complex root causes-war, natural disaster, chronic unemployment, and limited public awareness and assistance. The long-term consequences are grave for the individuals bearing the abuse, and for developing countries where trafficking promotes crime and weakens social norms.
UMCOR is involved in counter-trafficking activity in the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, and Afghanistan. UMCOR workers also distribute anti-trafficking awareness materials through its network of youth hostels in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, and Abkhazia.
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