Human Trafficking : A Huge Impact On Global Politics

971 WordsOct 22, 20154 Pages
“It’s one of the biggest problems that we have”, said Jean-Max Bellerive, Haiti’s previous prime minster. What he 's referring to is the human trafficking issue that has boomed in this country. Human trafficking has existed in Haiti for years, destroying families and individuals. The issue hasn 't been this big until recent years, which I plan to look into. Human trafficking has become such a huge industry not only in Haiti, but also through the whole world causing it to have such a huge impact on global politics. What I plan to investigate is how the issue of human trafficking affects global politics in a whole. Before going too deep into this issue, everyone should understand what human trafficking is. Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.This may include providing a spouse in a forced marriage or the extraction of organs or tissues. Yuri Fedotov, the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, said,“At any one time, 2.4 million people suffer the misery of this humiliating and degrading crime.” It is estimated that only one out of 100 victims of trafficking are ever rescued. When first looking into this issue, I wondered why human trafficking has become such a huge problem in Haiti so I tried to find some connection between the two and I what found was tragic. On January 12, 2010 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 hit Port au Prince devastated this country. Over 188,383 houses
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