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October 24, 2010

Haiti's desperation gives rise to child exploitation, abuse

Since Haiti's devastating January earthquake, more than 7,300 boys and girls have been smuggled out of their homeland to the Dominican Republic by traffickers profiting on the hunger and desperation of Haitian children, and their families. In 2009, the figure was 950, according to one human rights group that monitors child trafficking at 10 border points.

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