Human trafficking has become a debilitating phenomenon described as modern day slavery. It continues to thrive in broad daylight despite government and other institutional interventions to bring it under control.
Human trafficking is estimated to be the third most profitable illegal economic business after illicit drugs and arms trafficking, according to research conducted by global anti-forced labour organization, International Labour Organization (ILO).
It estimated that about 2.4 million people globally have been victims of human trafficking between 1995 and 2005.
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