#ShortNews: Child trafficking in northeast India

Dispur (Agenzia Fides) – The Indian State of Assam has been the hub of human trafficking in the country; politics must act urgently to stop the trafficking involving in particular children: is the alarm launched to Fides by Caritas India, which releases the worrying figures of the phenomenon. In Assam there are 22% of cases of victims of trafficking across India. Data has been released by a National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) survey and is related to the year 2015. There is a huge increase in child abuse and children’s rights violations.

As Caritas India explains to Fides, in the northeastern region of India, women and children trafficking takes place within the same states and also across the borders of Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal due to various economic and social reasons.

Among them, according to NGOs involved in the field, poverty and unemployment emerge, changes in the traditional economy, militarization and armed conflict, urbanization, immigration, displacement, closeness to the international border and the influx of security personnel, businessmen. (PN/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 10/10/2017)


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