This map comes from a new report from the US State Department on human trafficking.
The Middle East is even worse than Africa in this regard.
Tier 1: Countries whose governments fully comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards.
Tier 2: Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards.
Tier 3: Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.
There seems to be only one Tier 1 country in the entire region.
(h/t Gidon Shaviv)
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