Child Beggars in Thailand

A leader of an Non-Governmental organization in Thailand who works with child trafficking victims estimates that there are around 1,000 children being forced to work as beggars and flower sellers across popular tourist destinations in Thailand.

In addition, the Chief Technical Adviser for the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia states that many children are sold or rented out to traffickers to make money. The typical price to rent out a child in Thailand is $25 a month.

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Source:  IRIN/Pak Kred, “Children trafficked to sell flowers and beg in Thailand,” Gulf Times, June 5, 2012.