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    Protection and prevention of human trafficking in Moldova (TIP 2018)

    The government of Moldova maintained victim protection efforts. The government identified 249 trafficking victims in 2017, compared with 232 in 2016. Of these identified victims, 48 were children, an increase from 35 in 2016. Some law enforcement officials may have intentionally avoided taking action on victim identification and investigation of trafficking crimes. Border police did […] More

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    Trafficking in Moldova (TIP2018)

    The Government of Moldova does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Moldova was upgraded to Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by investigating and prosecuting more suspected traffickers, […] More

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    Prevention of human trafficking in Nigeria (TIP 2019)

    The government increased efforts to prevent human trafficking. NAPTIP continued to lead national government efforts to combat trafficking. In May 2018, the new Edo state antitrafficking law codified the ESTF, a working group led by the attorney general of Edo state, to lead state-level government efforts in Edo state. The inter-ministerial committee on trafficking met […] More

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    Protection and prevention of human trafficking in China (TIP2018)

    PROTECTION The government decreased efforts to protect victims. Unlike last year, the government did not report how many victims it identified during the reporting period, nor did it provide agencyspecific data, although media reports indicated authorities continued to remove some victims from their exploitative situations. The government reported maintaining at least 10 shelters specifically dedicated […] More

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    Protection and prevention of human trafficking in Albania (TIP2018)

    PROTECTION The government maintained victim protection efforts. The government and NGOs identified 105 potential trafficking victims (95 in 2016). Of these, 49 were adults and 56 were children (51 adults and 44 children in 2016), 80 were female and 25 were male (84 females and 11 males in 2016), and nine were foreigners (eight in […] More

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    Prosecution of human trafficking in China (TIP2018)

    The government maintained insufficient law enforcement efforts.It continued to report statistics for crimes outside the definitionof human trafficking according to international law, making it difficult to assess progress. Not all statistics were captured bythe central government. The criminal code criminalized some forms of sex and labor trafficking. Article 240 of the criminal code criminalized “abducting […] More

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