5.6 percent of VN children face risk of human trafficking: research

About 5.6 percent of Vietnamese children are at risk of trafficking, and only 2.8 percent of them confirmed they were victims of human trafficking, according to the latest research announced on August 13 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Institute of Labour and Social Affairs (ILSA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam.

The research revealed that girls, boys and young women and men are exposed to the same risks, and victims of human trafficking were frequently lured by false promises of a lucrative job, high income, and education opportunities. Most of the rescued victims found it hard to access support services.

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