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11 Oct 2007
A coalition of charities, including Missing People, is calling on the government to set up a national support network for young people who run away. The BBC relays the call with an article published today: ““Call to boost runaways...
29 Sep 2007
The French News Agency quotes Alpha Oumar Konare, the African Union chief executive, rejecting a French plan for DNA testing of would-be immigrants wanting to join their families as ethically and culturally wrong.
28 Sep 2007
Extracts from the news release: The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced today that the first U.S./Balkan Forum on Missing and Sexually Exploited Children will be held in Athens, Greece on Oct. 10. The meeting...
25 Sep 2007
The intense media coverage in UK on trafficking continues with this article from ‘The Times’. The investigation by the British newspaper has found that one rural force has identified 80 brothels this year, and quotes young women from...
25 Sep 2007
The editorial choice of the ‘Daily Mail’ is in full contradiction with the principles of protecting the identity of minors. The articles shows a portrait of a 10 years old boy, with two black eyes, as a result of an aggression,...
24 Sep 2007
It is now the ‘Dorset Echo’ which relays the findings of the Unicef / ECPAT report released last week. The focus is on how traffickers potentially use ports for their activities towards the UK. The local website indicates the Poole port...
20 Sep 2007
The ‘International Herald Tribune’ describes the story of a woman victim of trafficking. T*he article gives an overview about the situation in Italy*, with statistics and several quotes from victims and experts on trafficking in human...
20 Sep 2007
The specialised website ‘Communitycare’ publishes a well documented article on the recent findings of NGOs regarding child trafficking in the UK and the disappearance of children from care institutions. It now reports on the reluctance...
20 Sep 2007
This article should be placed in the context of a high media coverage in the UK, mixing migration issues, human trafficking and small organized crime (since 19 Sep). ‘The Telegraph’ chooses to describe the situation in the country of...
19 Sep 2007
In the pas 12 months, the number of children from Asia exploited in cannabis farms in the UK have been multiplied by five. The article relays the words the Director of ECPAT UK, denouncing the systematic trafficking of children, forced into this...

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