The human trafficking industry in India brings in between 5,000 to 7,000 Nepali girls each year.
According to the Chinese Government, between 30,000 to 60,000 children go missing each year. Most of them are believed to have been kidnapped by child traffickers and sold to orphanages who sell them to Western Families for adoption.
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The prostitution industry in the US City of Seattle has an estimated 300 to 500 child prostitutes working the streets.
Human trafficking rescues in China led to police rescuing 3,455 children and 7,365 women between April and December 2009. In the process, police broke up 1,684 criminal gangs involved in human trafficking.
At least 400 families across the United Kingdom has a child who was the victim of human sex trafficking between 2004 to 2009.
According to a report by Save the Children, 4 out of 5 children living in an orphanage around the world has a living parent. The report states that some organizations trick or force the parents to give up their child, leading to risks of trafficking and abuse.
Human trafficking of children in China leads to the average price of boys who are sold on the black market to be $6,100. Girls are sold on the black market by traffickers for around $500. The children are primarily sold to childless couples.
An estimated 250,000 people are victims of human trafficking in Europe each year.
According to UNICEF, one third of all child brides are from India. In 2007, nearly 25 million women in India were married by the time they reached age 18.