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Quake children in Nepal more vulnerable to trafficking

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 00:57

NGOs say Nepalese children are more vulnerable to human trafficking after deadly earthquakes. Julie Noce reports.

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A group of Nepalese children sing songs and dance at a shelter for earthquake victims in Kathmandu. Aid workers hold classes for the children to help them cope with the trauma of the country's recent earthquakes that left more than 8500 people dead. NGOs hope these classes will serve another purpose and protect the children from human traffickers. They say children, some who have lost their parents, are particularly at risk in the aftermath of the disaster. This woman says she's afraid to send her children outside. They are children, and they may be hungry, so if anyone tempts them with food, they will easily be attracted and will go with them, she said. The U.N. reports as many as 7,000 Nepalese women and girls are smuggled to India each year. Some 200,000 are estimated to be working in Indian brothels.

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Quake children in Nepal more vulnerable to trafficking

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 00:57