Floods: Children In India And Pakistan Vulnerable To “Trafficking”

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Children vulnerable to trafficking in India and Pakistan
Children vulnerable to trafficking in India and Pakistan

In addition to the loss of  livelihoods, as a result of floods in Pakistan and India vulnerable families are now facing the harrowing prospect of having their children taken away by “opportunistic” traffickers.

Tearfund’s Head of Asia region says, “We know from previous disasters, such as the Bihar floods in 2008, that opportunistic traffickers will take advantage of vulnerable families in the wake of disasters, by offering to temporarily take their child to cities to find work and send back money.

Other organisations are also concerned about children and women specifically as the long-standing effects of flooding in India and Pakistan occur.