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CNBC: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022: All you need to know

Nearly 275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020, up by 22 percent from 2010, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It added that the number of cannabis users increased by nearly 18 percent between 2010 and 2020.

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9news.com: What parents should know about human trafficking

Dozens of groups are working to ensure that kids stay safe.

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ArmenPress: Deputy Chairman of the RA Investigative Committee, hosted USAID Anti-Trafficking Program Officer

On February 16, Arsen Ayvazyan, Deputy Chairman of the RA Investigative Committee, hosted Lillian Magito, USAID Anti-Trafficking Program Officer, 2020-2022.

An official from the RA Investigative Committee told Armenpress that during the meeting the Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee presented in detail the statistics of criminal cases related to human trafficking in recent years, as well as the work done by the relevant department of the RA Investigative Committee.

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Armenia ombudsman: Azerbaijan actually carries out human trafficking by holding captives

Azerbaijan holds Armenians captive for no reason; solely for political and military dividends. The Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of Armenia, Arman Tatoyan, told this to a press conference Friday.

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ABC17news: Coronavirus pandemic increases human trafficking

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem of human trafficking. According to the U.S State Department, an estimated 24.9 million adults and children are subjected to human trafficking around the world, including in the United States.

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Hetq.am: A woman wanted on charges of human trafficking has been found

The RA Police informs that on November 2, the officers of the Vagharshapat Police Department inspected a number of hotels in the area served by the Vagharshapat Department, finding several dozen foreign citizens living without valid visas, residence status and invalid documents.

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Analitik.am: The lawyer is accused of selling a child

Lawyer Armenuhi Arakelyan (68200820) was charged with the article “Purchase of a child for the purpose of taking care of a child or sale of a child for the purpose of handing over the care of the person receiving the care” (Article 168, Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia).

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Armenian Public Radio: Interview with Kristina Hovhannisyan, Head of the Equal Opportunities Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

“Human Trafficking Awareness-Prevention” Information Campaign, which aims to raise public awareness of the mechanisms for the prevention of human trafficking-related phenomena and effective solutions to the problems arising from them.

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ArmeniaSputnik.am: Migrants who break the law often become victims of trafficking. Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation

The problem of illegal migration in Russia still persists, but some improvement in the situation has become obvious. This was stated by the country’s Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov. Victims of trafficking are those who have violated the law on entry and residence in Russia. Such migrants are easy “prey” for criminals, said Russia’s Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov.

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Investigative Committee: Spouses and their son are accused of human trafficking

As a result of the large-scale investigative-judicial actions carried out during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case on labor trafficking in the RA Investigative Committee, the circumstances of the case, as well as the whole circle of alleged perpetrators, were clarified.

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