Papua New Guinea receives low ranking for people trafficking


Papua New Guinea and the Marshall Islands recently received the worst ranking in the United States government’s annual human trafficking report.

This year Papua New Guinea’s ranking was Tier 3, meaning it is worse than last year when it was ranked Tier 2.

Referring to issues faced in Papua New Guinea the report said the country “is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour. Foreign and local women and children are subjected to sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and forced begging or street vending. Foreign and local men are subjected to forced labour in logging and mining camps as well as on fishing vessels operating in Papua New Guinea’s exclusive economic zone.”

Read more on the Radio New Zealand website.