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“Pandemic Impact on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion”

This Report contains collaborative review and analysis, as well as recommendations for additional research regarding the impact that the global pandemic has had on human trafficking — a crime that depends upon exploiting human vulnerabilities and mastering movement of people and illicit commodities. Over the past year, each of the five research partners contributed to the literature of human trafficking and other elements of transnational crime. The Report examines how the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the vulnerability of human trafficking, focusing on increased family and domestic violence, increased unemployment, and under-engaged youth.