Portugal: More than 350 victims of human trafficking registered in Portugal between 2014 and 2018

More than 350 people were victims of human trafficking in Portugal between 2014 and 2018, mainly men for forced labour, reveals a United Nations report, which indicates that 150 suspects have been identified.

The data are contained in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2020 and, in the case of Portugal, reflect the years 2014 to 2018, during which 356 people were identified as victims of human trafficking.

The United Nations report compiles official Portuguese data and shows that during that period the male gender was dominant among the victims in these five years under analysis, especially in 2016, when 105 male victims of trafficking were identified.

In total, 221 men were identified between 2014 and 2018, and these data have been updated until July 2019.

In these years, 84 women victims were also registered, in addition to 33 girls, 14 boys and four other cases of minors whose gender was unknown.

In total, in these five years, Portugal has identified 356 victims of human trafficking.

Most of these people were trafficked into slave labour (268), almost half of them (123) in 2016 alone, and there were also four cases of illegal adoption in 2018, forced begging (7), or 33 cases where the victims were forced into prostitution.

The original full article can be found at theportugalnews.com

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