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Human Trafficking: U.S. Agencies' International Efforts to Fight a Global Problem   [open pdf - 598KB]

From The Big Picture: "Human trafficking--also known as trafficking in persons --is a longstanding global problem. Though data are limited by trafficking's clandestine nature, the International Labour Organization estimates that about 25 million people were victims of human trafficking worldwide in 2016. Human trafficking victims are often held in slavelike conditions and forced to work in the commercial sex trade and other types of servitude. The U.S. government has also found forced labor overseas in a number of industries producing goods that are or may be imported into the U.S. Various U.S. laws, regulations, and agency policies and guidance exist to combat trafficking. Several federal agencies also work to combat trafficking."

Report Number:
GAO-22-106029
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Date:
2022-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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