Child Trafficking Rampant in Iran

Child Trafficking Rampant in Iran


Child Trafficking Rampant in Iran, The Clarion Project, June 23, 2015

Iran-child-slaves-IPIranian children packing dates in a factory. (Photo: © Reuters)

A new special report by Al-Arabiya has exposed the problem of child trafficking in Iran. The report, part of the news outlet’s “Inside Iran” series, says that children are sold for $150 on the streets of Iran.

There are an estimated 200,000 children living on the streets in Iran. Those who are trafficked are frequently picked up from the streets and forced into child labor, begging or organ trafficking.

Those most frequently trafficked are young girls under the age of 18 from rural areas.

The U.S. State Department ranks Iran as “Tier 3” for human trafficking, the worse lowest tier.

Tier 3 is reserved for countries whose legislation does not meet international standards and whose governments are making no effort bring their countries in line.

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