Confirmed Trafficking Victims in the UK in 2010

2,600 women who were working in prostitution were confirmed as human trafficking victims. Another 9,200 women were considered to be vulnerable to human trafficking but police were unable to fully confirm their status. Of the estimated 30,000 women working in prostitution in the United Kingdom, 17,000 were found to have been migrants from foreign countries. Of the 2,600 confirmed human trafficking victims, 2,200 were from Asia with a majority coming from China.

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Child Beggars in Thailand

Human trafficking of children in Cambodia causes 80 percent of the young beggars in the streets of Thailand to have come from Cambodia. The young beggars, ranging from newborn babies to 12 year olds, generally work between 8 to 12 hours a day and earn between $9 to $31 (300 to 1,000 Thai Baht).

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Mistreatment of Foreign Workers in Japan

In 2009, the Government of Japan found over 400 cases of the mistreatment of foreign workers in a government sponsored training program, including the failure to pay wages and exposure to dangerous conditions. From 2005 to 2010, at least 127 trainees have died. The cause of death for many have been strokes or heart failures, signs of overwork.

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