Human Trafficking in Lebanon of Syrians

According to the Internal Security Force, most human trafficking victims discovered in Lebanon are people from Syria.

In 2009, out of the total 86 human trafficking victims found in Lebanon, 56 of them were from Syria.

In 2010, there were 8 victims from Syria in 2010, and 27 Syrian victims in 2011 and 2012.

In the first half of 2013, a reported 16 Syrians were identified as victims of human trafficking in Lebanon.

Due to the conflict in Syria, many women are turning to prostitution in the refugee camps and increasing the risks of human trafficking.

Source:  Samya Kullab, “Whether survival sex or prostitution, Syria’s poorest refugees face grim choices,” Daily Star, July17, 2013.