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Human trafficking - tracking a lost generation

More than 1.2 million people fled poverty and war in 2015 hoping to find a safe haven in Europe and many of the children who have made that journey are being exploited.

More than 1.2 million people fled poverty and war in 2015 hoping to find a safe haven in Europe and many of the children who have made that journey are being exploited.

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10,000 refugee children are missing, says Europol

The EU's criminal intelligence agency warns traffickers are targeting unaccompanied children for sex work and slavery.

The EU's criminal intelligence agency warns traffickers are targeting unaccompanied children for sex work and slavery.

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Twelve arrested in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal

Police in eastern Pakistan have arrested at least 12 men suspected of sexually abusing hundreds of children and blackmailing their families. The case

Police in eastern Pakistan have arrested at least 12 men suspected of sexually abusing hundreds of children and blackmailing their families. The case

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Is Europe doing enough for missing children?

Twenty years after the Marc Dutroux child abductions and murders, are police and civic groups working closely enough, across EU countries, to keep children safe?

Twenty years after the Marc Dutroux child abductions and murders, are police and civic groups working closely enough, across EU countries, to keep children safe?

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Ivory Coast 'Suitcase boy' reunited with mother

An eight-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who was found being smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has been reunited with his mother. Adou Ouattara was

An eight-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who was found being smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has been reunited with his mother. Adou Ouattara was

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Trafficking in children on the rise, says United Nations

One in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, a rise of 5% compared with the period from 2007 to 2010, according to a United Nations

One in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, a rise of 5% compared with the period from 2007 to 2010, according to a United Nations

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Turkey: plastic bag campaign hopes to find missing children

A supermarket chain in Turkey has, for the first time, started printing the faces of missing children on the millions of plastic grocery bags it

A supermarket chain in Turkey has, for the first time, started printing the faces of missing children on the millions of plastic grocery bags it

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Greece: Cross-border child-trafficking

Seven people have gone before a prosecutor in Greece, suspected of involvement in a cross-border child trafficking network. The group is alleged to

Seven people have gone before a prosecutor in Greece, suspected of involvement in a cross-border child trafficking network. The group is alleged to

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UK deputy PM calls for police chief to quit over sex abuse

Britain’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has called for the police chief from South Yorkshire to resign over a horrific child sex abuse

Britain’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has called for the police chief from South Yorkshire to resign over a horrific child sex abuse

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Mexican police rescue 458 children from a rat infested refuge

Shock and disbelief have been reactions in Mexico to the revelations that over 450 children have been discovered living in a vermin infested refuge

Shock and disbelief have been reactions in Mexico to the revelations that over 450 children have been discovered living in a vermin infested refuge

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Protests in Nigeria for 200 abducted schoolgirls

Protests took place in the Nigerian capital on Wednesday, with demonstrators calling on security forces to search harder for 200 abducted

Protests took place in the Nigerian capital on Wednesday, with demonstrators calling on security forces to search harder for 200 abducted

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China: suspended death sentence for doctor who stole and sold babies

A Chinese doctor has been handed a suspended death sentence for stealing babies from the hospital where she worked. The obstetrician then sold them

A Chinese doctor has been handed a suspended death sentence for stealing babies from the hospital where she worked. The obstetrician then sold them

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Dutchman accused of filming 400 nude children

Prosecutors have accused a Dutch man of abusing around 400 boys and girls aged 12-14 he met in online chat rooms, coercing them into committing

Prosecutors have accused a Dutch man of abusing around 400 boys and girls aged 12-14 he met in online chat rooms, coercing them into committing

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FBI sting frees 105 US children from sexual abuse

The FBI has arrested 150 pimps and freed 105 children in an operation against child prostitution in the US. Most rescued were girls between the

The FBI has arrested 150 pimps and freed 105 children in an operation against child prostitution in the US. Most rescued were girls between the

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China fighting war against child smugglers

89 children saved 355 suspects arrested – That is the result of the latest operation in China to crack down on child smugglers. Police in nine

89 children saved 355 suspects arrested – That is the result of the latest operation in China to crack down on child smugglers. Police in nine

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Child trafficking: widespread and unpunished

Selling children into slavery – it is one of the world’s most heinous crimes and it is on the rise. By its very nature, trafficking is extremely

Selling children into slavery – it is one of the world’s most heinous crimes and it is on the rise. By its very nature, trafficking is extremely

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EU, US lead fight against online child sex abuse

All 27 EU countries are joining up with the US and 20 other nations to fight against child sex abuse online. The UN estimates the illegal sale of

All 27 EU countries are joining up with the US and 20 other nations to fight against child sex abuse online. The UN estimates the illegal sale of

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Chad-France orphan fraud case opens

Aid workers from the French charity Zoe’s Ark have gone on trial in Paris, accused of fraud. They were arrested in Chad, central Africa, in October

Aid workers from the French charity Zoe’s Ark have gone on trial in Paris, accused of fraud. They were arrested in Chad, central Africa, in October

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Protests grow in Bolivia over human trafficking

Protests in Bolivia are growing over the number of people who disappear without trace. One organisation set up to monitor human trafficking estimates

Protests in Bolivia are growing over the number of people who disappear without trace. One organisation set up to monitor human trafficking estimates

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China: Over 600 arrested in child trafficking raid

In a dramatic raid Chinese authorities have arrested over six hundred people suspected of selling children. They also managed to rescue and free

In a dramatic raid Chinese authorities have arrested over six hundred people suspected of selling children. They also managed to rescue and free

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China frees dozens of children from traffickers

Police in China have rescued 89 children kidnapped for sale by human traffickers. It follows a nationwide operation to break-up two child smuggling

Police in China have rescued 89 children kidnapped for sale by human traffickers. It follows a nationwide operation to break-up two child smuggling