Trafficking in persons is not a foreign issue. Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labor is reported nearly everywhere. Trafficking for various types of marriage has been sporadically reported in the past, but is now emerging as a more prevalent form. And, trafficking for forced labor in the fishing industry is commonplace in several parts of the world, carried out in large companies or in on-land processing facilities.
Find more information on why humans are trafficked in the UNODC report on Trafficking in Persons.