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child trafficking Line breaks: child traf¦fick|ing

Definition of child trafficking in English:


[mass noun]
The illegal movement of children, typically for the purposes of forced labour or sexual exploitation: child trafficking has become a worldwide concern in the past few years
More example sentences
  • I was wondering what can I do, as a regular citizen, about child trafficking?
  • The conference heard that there has been a huge increase in child trafficking to Ireland over the past five years.
  • In recent years, there has been evidence of child trafficking in most major UK cities, including Nottingham, Newcastle and Leeds.


child trafficker
Example sentences
  • The government has also stepped up security on its borders to prevent young victims being smuggled out by child traffickers.
  • In some of the affected countries, reports have been emerging of opportunistic child traffickers moving in to exploit vulnerable children.
  • One self-confessed child trafficker estimates his family-run business has brokered the sale of more than 3,000 children to work as servants and labourers in the last few years.
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