Although child trafficking is illegal worldwide, there are more trafficked people today than in any other time in history. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity today with a global annual market of $42.5 billion. Trafficking today manifests in bonded labor, forced labor, and sexual exploitation. Child trafficking is a unique problem in the larger domain of human trafficking because more than 30% of trafficked children are forced into the child sex industry. Trafficked children are often taken from exploited families in impoverished regions throughout the world. But instead of receiving an income and/or education as the families are promised, the trafficked children undergo severe physical and mental trauma and don’t develop normally as a child should.
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