Traffickers Profiting through the Pandemic (Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Traffickers are profiting as the pandemic makes crime harder to crack, UN warns.

The global economic slowdown has left countless people jobless, desperate and at risk of exploitation, while victims of trafficking are less likely to be found or receive help with attention and resources diverted elsewhere, the experts said.

A Thomson Reuters Foundation News article on how human traffickers are taking advantage of the pandemic, the resulting economic slowdown and the ensuing loss of jobs and livelihoods rendering the vulnerable even more vulnerable and at greater risk of being exploited.