By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Human trafficking is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad.
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated many global inequalities and left millions at greater risk of being trafficked for sexual exploitation, forced labour or forced marriage.
“If the world is to put human dignity and human rights at the centre of the COVID19 response and recovery, we need to do more to protect trafficking victims and prevent vulnerable people from being exploited by criminals.”