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Europe urged to protect thousands of children from human traffickers
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Changes to the law have helped reveal the extent of the phenomenon, and allowed for a more effective approach in combating it. In alone, there were an estimated 23, people considered to be at risk, and in the case of sexual exploitation the majority were working in roadside brothels. Experts agree that serious debate on pimping is required if the situation in Spain is to fundamentally change. Nudged into action by the EU and the Warsaw Convention of , Spain made human trafficking a criminal offense for the first time in Now, a much clearer picture is emerging of the underworld that has been thriving under our noses for years. And the extent of it is nothing short of horrific — there were 4, victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation identified between and This figure rises to 5, if we include those who have been forced into unpaid labor.
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Germany has become a "center for the sexual exploitation of young women from Eastern Europe, as well as a sphere of activity for organized crime groups from around the world," . The selling of young women into sexual slavery has become one growing criminal enterprises in the European Union. While Human trafficking has existed for centuries all over the world, it has become an increasing concern for countries in the Balkan part of southern Europe since the fall of Communism.
By Stela Brinzeanu. Victoria avoids all eye contact. Her gaze alternates between boring into the ground and scouring the horizon out the window. Her right foot taps nervously on the wooden floor. She is one of the 55 female trafficking victims helped each year at the crisis intervention centre run by the International Organisation for Migration and the Ministry of Labour in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau.