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Thursday, June 12, 2003

The US State Department has threatened to reduce the overseas aid given to 15 countries it says are not doing enough to reduce human trafficking, which results in "hundreds of thousands of men, women and children being exploited, abused + enslaved."

The named countries are: Greece, Turkey, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Liberia, North Korea, Sudan, Suriname + Uzbekistan.

Follow these links to see the State Department's Annual "Trafficking in Persons Report" or a brief factsheet.