Human trafficking touches just about every country in the world. However, each country plays a different role in propagating the crime. There are source, transit and destination countries. This post is a purely informational about the countries that serve as the largest source countries for trafficked individuals.
A source country is one from where a trafficked victim is stolen.
According to UNODC’s 2012 Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns report:
Countries that are the highest culprits for sourcing trafficking victims are:
Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Lithuania, Nigeria, republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine
As already mentioned, every country is involved one way or another. There are several other countries that source victims, these just happen to be the largest.
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