increase in child trafficking on the Sino-Burma border in the past year under the Burmese military regime

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) has documented 18 cases this year where boys and girls under the age of 18 were trafficked.

“These are just the cases that come to our office and it’s only from one border that we could reach. But there might have been many such cases in other places too,” said Ms. Gum Hkawng, anti-trafficking programme coordinator of the KWAT.
A recent KWAT report “Eastward Bound” revealed that about two-thirds of the women and children from Kachin State and about one-third from northern Shan State were trafficked to China. About 25 per cent of trafficked women were under 18 while most girls were as young as 14. continue
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