The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news.

U.S. News

  • The National Human Trafficking Resource Center released 2013 data on the use of their trafficking hotline on Monday, the same day that the hotline received its 100,000th phone call. The most calls came from California, while Texas maintained its second place position. 

International News

  • Updating a story that received substantial coverage in the last few months, official records released this weak reveal that 185 Nepalese workers in Qatar died during 2013 building the 2022 World Cup’s infrastructure.
  • 11 recommendations for the United Kingdom in the fight against trafficking, including closer cooperation with European Union organizations.
  • A redraft of prostitution laws in Canada raises concerns that legalization could increase sex trafficking.

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