Human Trafficking of Indonesian Migrant Workers

A government minster in Indonesia stated that up to 20 percent of all Indonesian migrant workers who work overseas fall victims to human traffickers.

A total of 9 million Indonesians work overseas, thus creating 1.8 Million victims of human trafficking. Of these 1.8 million victims, 70 percent were tricked by traffickers by posing as employment recruiters and sent to foreign countries.

Source:  Made Arya Kencana, “Trafficking Still Threatens Many Workers,” Jakarta Globe, June 22, 2013.