Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers exploit men, women and children by means of force, fraud or coercion for forced labor or commercial sexual services. The International Labour Organization estimates that at any given time 24.9 million people are trapped in forced labor worldwide. These enslaved men, women and children generate $150 billion per year in illicit profits for traffickers, making human trafficking the second most profitable organized crime in the world. Victims are forced or are working under threat or coercion as domestic workers, on construction sites, in factories, on farms and for commercial sex. One in four of these victims are children.
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