Every year, thousands of Nigerian women are trafficked into Russia for sex. One woman told DW she came to the country to work in a supermarket. Instead, she was forced to have sex. Traffickers told her it was to cover the ‘cost’ of her journey.
A massive operation coordinated by Europol has saved 910 potential victims from likely trafficking and sexual exploitation. Nearly 125,000 people were searched over the course of a week.
Germany has passed a new prostitution law to fight human trafficking and exploitation. It calls for more control, more regulations and more penalties - and it is not popular in the prostitution industry.
Many refugees experience disappointment when they arrive in the EU - or even before they reach European shores. A UN program helps to reintegrate them in their countries of origins - if they choose to return voluntarily.
Some 30 million narcotics users are hooked worldwide and deliveries are "thriving," especially cocaine to Europe and North America, according to the UN's drugs and crime agency. Opioids kill 190,000 sufferers annually.
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