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2014 Trafficking in Persons Report: Thailand

Thailand (Tier 3*) is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Victims from neighboring countries, as well as China, Vietnam, Russia, Uzbekistan, India, and Fiji, migrate willingly to Thailand to seek employment, often with the assistance of relatives and community members or through the use of informal recruitment and smuggling networks. There are an estimated two to three million migrant workers in Thailand, most of whom are from Burma. The majority of the trafficking victims within Thailand— tens of thousands of victims, by conservative estimates—are migrants from Thailand’s neighboring countries who are forced, coerced, or defrauded into labor or exploited in the sex trade. A significant portion of labor trafficking victims within Thailand are exploited in commercial fishing, fishing-related industries, low-end garment production, factories, and domestic work; some victims are forced to beg on the streets.

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Document type Archived web content
Language of document
  • English
  • Development and assistance for human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human trafficking
  • International laws and treaties
  • Laws and regulations
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
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Author (corporate) U.S. State Department
Publisher U.S. State Department
Publication date 2014
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,Trafficking in Persons,United States of America,Thailand Country Profile,Tier 3
Date uploaded July 11, 2018, 20:54 (UTC)
Date modified February 7, 2019, 16:54 (UTC)