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Human trafficking in Greece highlighted by State Department

An annual State Department report on human trafficking – published on World Refugee Day – highlights Greece as a transit country for women obliged to work in the sex trade and migrants subjected to forced labour on farms and construction sites

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The US State Department has maintained Greece’s position as a Tier 2 country in its latests human trafficking report, highlighting it as a transit destination for women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour.

“Women from Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Georgia, Nigeria, and some countries in Asia are subjected to sex trafficking in Greece,” the report says.

It adds: “Victims are subjected to debt bondage in agriculture and construction. Hundreds of children, mainly Roma from Albania and Romania, are subjected to forced labour in Greece and made to sell goods on the street, beg, or commit petty theft.”

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