South Asian nations unite in drive to combat child trafficking India is the second-largest region for human trafficking in the world
Eastern Eye Staff
South Asian nations will set up a toll-free helpline and online platform to fight human trafficking, one of the region’s biggest problems, and trace the thousands of children who go missing in the region annually, India’s government said late on Wednesday. Ministers from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Nepal came to the agreement after a conference on child protection held under the auspices of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). South Asia, with India at its centre, is the fastest-growing and second-largest region for human trafficking in the world, after East Asia, according…
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