HORRIFYING STATISTICS WITHOUT NUMBERS
In 2012, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported that 59 per cent of human trafficking victims are female, 14 per cent men, 17 per cent girls and 10 per cent boys. The US government reports that about 600,000 to 800,000 of these victims were bought and sold across and forced to work in heavy labour or commercial sex. UNICEF reported a finding of 2 million children subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade.
But what are the statistics of the infant trade? How many babies were sold in just Malaysia alone and how many were sold overseas? Sadly, there are no official numbers on the baby selling business up till the point of writing. Not even Heidy has a clear number but she hinted at a number in the thousands, and it’s a believable number too what with one “baby farm” harbouring up to 70 women at a go.