July 1, 2016
U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report: How does your country fare?
CNN — Myanmar, Sudan and Haiti are currently among the worst offenders for human trafficking, according to a new report published today by the U.S. State Department.
The three nations were among 27 to be downgraded in this year's annual Trafficking in Persons -- or TIP -- report.
After two years, Thailand moved off the bottom rung due to the government's "significant efforts" to eliminate trafficking. Though the report says there's still "widespread forced labor" in the country's seafood sector.
And on the same day new President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power, the Philippines moved up to become a Tier 1 nation. However, sex trafficking is still considered a "significant problem."
According to the U.S. State Department, the report is "the world's most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts." It rates 190 nations -- up from last year's 188 with the additi... [more]