Over 400,000 young girls have been trafficked from Moldova to Russia, the Ukraine and other countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia. Women and children are subjected to sex trafficking in Moldova in brothels, saunas, and massage parlors. Increasingly, girls ages thirteen to fifteen are victims of sex trafficking. The average lifespan of a child sold into human trafficking is three to seven years.
The highest-ranking source countries for human trafficking—piling up human trafficking statistics daily— include Belarus, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, the Ukraine, Albania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania, China, Thailand, and Nigeria.
A human trafficker can receive up to 2,000% profit from a girl trafficked for sex.
The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally.