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Pacific nations found wanting in human trafficking report

Pacific nations found wanting in human trafficking report

Updated 1 July 2013, 12:16 AEST

The nations of the Pacific haven't rated well in the annual US State Department's Trafficking in Persons report.

This year nine Pacific Island nations, and two US territories, are rated as both source countries and destinations for people who are trafficked for sex and forced labour. The problem is worst in Papua New Guinea, where PNG government officials are reportedly taking bribes to facilitate the traggicking and trading victims for political favours.

Presenter: Joanna McCarthy

Speaker: Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Head of the US State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Direct link to the report: http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2013/index.htm

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