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Nobel laureate Satyarthi: Gangs exploit refugee crisis to enslave people

Kailash Satyarthi

By: Sarwar Alam

The refugee crisis has exacerbated human trafficking and modern slavery with global action needed to tackle the criminal gangs now selling people as well as firearms and drugs, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has said. Ahead of a summit of global leaders and Nobel laureates in Jordan this month on children’s rights, Satyarthi said organised gangs involved in other crimes had moved in to profit from slavery which is estimated to generate $150 billion a year. “This refugee crisis has resulted in trafficking and slavery,” said Satyarthi, joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for…

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