Child Begging in Saudi Arabia

The Secretary General of the Permanent Committee to combat Human Trafficking in Saudi Arabia reported that an organized begging ring can collect up to $15,000 in money per month.

Many women and children are forced to work as beggars in Saudi Arabia due to the amount of money that is collected. In addition to begging, the human trafficking victims are forced to distribute illegal drugs and pornographic movies on the black market in Saudi Arabia.

(Earnings of illegal activity and other under the table income.)

Source:  “An organized crime? Begging in Saudi Arabia,” Al Arabiya, August 19, 2013.