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• Country of origin and, to a much lesser extent, a transit and destination country for men, women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.

• Migrant children subjected to prostitution by traffickers, border patrols, other security officials, and their employers in transit or once they arrive in Saudi Arabia.

• Sources report chattel slavery still exists in Yemen.

• There could be 300 to 500 men, women, and children sold or inherited as slaves in Yemen



• Government, in partnership with UNICEF and NGOs, continued operation of two reception centers in Sana’a and Harath to rehabilitate child labor trafficking victims.


Sources: U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011