‘World Day against Trafficking in Persons’. Thailand in the middle of the world’s human trafficking hot spot.

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Today is ‘World Day against Trafficking in Persons’ – a day where we reflect on the many victims of trafficking who live among us, but have been forced into silence due to threats to their life, retaliation against their family, feelings of hopelessness, or being enslaved and physically unable to speak out. The day has special meaning in Thailand where up to 103 officials have just been tried for their part in the trafficking of Rohingas and Bangladeshis back in 2012 following the discovery of mass graves along the Thai Malaysian border. In Southeast Asia, data from those assisted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) show that the region is a hotbed of trafficking, accounting for a quarter of all cross-border cases identified worldwide

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