human trafficking

2 Bulgarians indicted for illegal trafficking of Afghanis through Croatia

Two Bulgarian nationals were indicted by the prosecutorial authorities in Sisak on Monday for having illegally transported 67 Afghan migrants in inhumane conditions in a van through Croatia in mid-December when 35 of those refugees had to be hospitalised for carbon monoxide poisoning and hypothermia.

Australian woman arrested for running fertility clinic in Cambodia

An Australian nurse was arrested on human trafficking charges in Cambodia for allegedly operating a fertility clinic, local media reported Monday. 

Police: 150 Chinese women forced into prostitution in Austria

A gang of criminals trafficked 150 women from China to Austria where they forced their victims to work as prostitutes, Austrian police said Monday after detaining six Chinese suspects.

EU projects against sex trafficking are underfunded, study finds

The European Union's spending on projects to fight sex trafficking is not in line with the dimension of the problem, according to a policy review released on Monday by the European Commission.

Pope Francis sneaks out of the Vatican to meet 20 former prostitutes

Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday to visit a Catholic charity that is giving shelter to women rescued from forced prostitution, the Vatican said in a surprise announcement.

CoE: Identifying human trafficking victims including missing children among challenges for Croatia

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) issued a report on Thursday commending the Croatian authorities for continuing to develop their legal framework for combating human trafficking and protecting victims, but also identifying human trafficking victims including missing children as challenges for Croatia.

IOM says refugee crisis incites human trafficking

The IOM analysed human trafficking in the region and presented recommendations for measures that should be taken.