Tuesday, October 03, 2006

low wages primary cause of human trafficking in Ukraine: NGO

Ukraine's Channel 5 reports that according to an NGO study ...

Low wages are one of the primary causes of trafficking of Ukrainians abroad.

... in the early 1990s, lack of jobs was the primary reason Ukrainians were so willing to leave the country. Today, the jobs are in place but wages are too low...

Thus far this year, authorities claim to have thwarted nearly 300 attempts at trafficking of Ukrainians abroad, primarily women.

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