Human trafficking: Poor women and girls targeted in Albania

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The latest figures for 2015 suggest that 3,266 people were potential victims of trafficking, a 40% increase on the previous year.

In a women's refuge in southern Albania, the victims of trafficking and violence are mere schoolgirls, 10 or 12 of them eyeing us shyly and looking impossibly young.

She was sold into a trafficking ring by a man she thought was her boyfriend, and found herself in a terrifying network of underground crime, unable to distinguish between the pimps and their victims.

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