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Slavery News Weekly: 10 May 2018

May 10, 2018 / Media, Slavery News Weekly Christopher Zoia / @Freedom_Fund

Each week the Freedom Fund compiles the most insightful and timely news stories about modern slavery. Check out what we’re reading in this week’s roundup of top slavery articles.

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Cambodian and Thai governments join forces to aid migrants 
Bangkok Post, 9 May 2018
The Thai and Cambodian governments are working closely with non-governmental organisations to provide safer migration channels as cases of human trafficking and worker abuse persist.

Smugglers see thousands of migrants in Yemen as ‘a commodity’
UN News, 8 May 2018
With an estimated 7,000 migrants entering Yemen each month, most of them trying to reach Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, the United Nations migration agency called for greater efforts to protect them from smugglers and other criminals.

Delaware on verge of being first U.S. state to ban child marriage
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 May 2018
While 18 is typically the minimum age for marriage in the United States, every state has legal loopholes or exceptions allowing children to wed at a younger age. Delaware may be the first state to change this

“Family business” slavery gang is jailed in UK
BBC News, 4 May 2018
Members of a Slovakian gang who made a “family business” out of trafficking homeless people from central Europe to the UK have been jailed.

U.S. children in foster care easy prey for human traffickers
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 3 May 2018
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. children live in foster care, prey to traffickers who may find their young victims at bus stops, shopping malls or street corners as well as on social media and online chat rooms.

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