Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lucy Liu on Human Trafficking

USAID's Frontlines magazine has an interview with Lucy Liu. I quote:
Estimates show that human trafficking takes in $10 billion worldwide, second only to drug trafficking. Every year between 700,000 and 4 million people are bought and sold. Many victims, both boys and girls, are as young as 7 years old—some are younger.
Thanks to Ms. Liu for pointing out how huge this problem continues to be. We think that slavery has been eliminated, but how many years of the Atlantic slave trade from Africa to the Western hemisphere saw a million souls sold into slavery? JAD

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