IOM highlights increase in trafficking from India to Caribbean

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Indian nationals, both men and women, are being trafficked to Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean. They are being told, says Chissey Mueller of the International Organization for Migration, that lucrative  jobs await them. When they  arrive, however, they are forced into prostitution or to work in exploitative conditions. Gerry Adams asked Ms. Mueller who was behind the trafficking.

Rhino horns and elephant ivory on sale in Asian black markets

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The demand for elephant ivory and rhino horn is increasing in Asia, according to a UN-backed Convention to preserve wildlife, CITES. In Vietnam, rhino horns are said to have cancer-fighting properties. Meanwhile in China, elephant ivory has become a favourite among the new upper class looking to have traditional Chinese ivory carvings made. Bypassing a UN ban on ivory imports, organized crime groups are selling the ivory on the black market. John Sellar, Enforcement Officer with CITES, spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about the illegal trade.

Woman sifting through the broken remains of her house

UNICEF helps villagers rebuild after tropical storm in Lao

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Haima, entire villages in Lao were destroyed. UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is one of the many organizations helping Laotians to recover.

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