This new report on human trafficking is pretty bad
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on Thursday about the seriousness and the horrors of human trafficking, following the release of the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons report.
The report found that 27 countries got worse on the list, and Myanmar (or Burma) is among the absolute worst.
What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, for the purposes of forced labor or sex work.
Kerry identified human trafficking as
"Modern day slavery, that still claims 20 million victims on any given time. And all 20 million are people. They have names. They had families in many cases."
You can see a piece of his moving statement here:
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