Category: Eastern Europe
There are 16 entries in this category.
Apr 30, 2008
Nearly every country on the globe is either a source or a destination location for trafficked people (or both). Most trafficking cases begin with the promise of a good job in another location (a separate country, or a different region). The trafficked person goes willingly at first, and only realizes later that he or she has been sold into slavery or debt bondage. While sex trafficking gets most of the headlines, labor trafficking is far more prevalent. The United States estimates that 800,000 people are trafficked across national borders every year, while many NGOs in the sector estimate that the total number, including those trafficked within their home country, exceeds 20 million.
Apr 16, 2008
Rapidly rising food prices around the world are capturing front page headlines daily. The problems in the agricultural sector of been decades in the making and will take several years to fix.The biggest danger is that in the rush to short-term fixes, we’ll simply create more distortions that don’t deal with the real issues and make future food crises even worse.
Mar 28, 2007
The World Health Organization has announced that worldwide tuberculosis cases as a percentage of the population held steady in 2006. Yet more cases of tuberculosis are identified as extensively drug-resistent (XDR-TB).