Human Trafficking in Djibouti

1962 WordsJun 20, 20188 Pages
This report will analyze the impacts and assumptions of Djibouti’s human trafficking and forced labor issues. If the United States and NATO were to challenge the procedures on how Djibouti makes their money to sustain the economy, would the effects be positive or negative? Djibouti does not produce enough raw materials to sustain itself without the export of humans to international partners. The United States has constant issues with countries that sell and force labor upon humans. The consensus is that some things are better left un-said for sake of national security. If a country’s only way to make money is by trafficking humans then should the United States step in and do something about it? Djibouti borders the Red Sea and Gulf of…show more content…
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