Child trafficking, a rising concern in France [video]

October 24, 2012

Child trafficking is a rising concern; so much so that NGOs are launching a Europe wide awareness campaign.

Various estimates show 15000 children and adults are trafficked in and out of France every year. A vast majority of them do not register complaints after they are sold into forced labour and prostitution.

According to various NGOs at this conference, the other part of the problem lies with European travelers who visit other countries, be it for business or for holidays. The campaign aims to hit viewers mainly in Europe which generates most of the clients.

The biggest concern: big international sport events in Brazil which will hold the Confederation Cup in 2013, the Football World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 expecting a high number of rich tourists from Europe.

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