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Examine the factors contributing to internal child trafficking, its socio-economic impact, and the measures needed to combat this heinous crime.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management.

5. Examine the factors contributing to internal child trafficking, its socio-economic impact, and the measures needed to combat this heinous crime. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article sheds light on the prevalence of internal child trafficking and its implications worldwide.

Key Demand of the question:

To analyse the issue of internal child trafficking, including its causes, impact, and necessary countermeasures.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Introduce the issue of child trafficking and highlight the concerning statistic that over half of the victims are trafficked within their own countries.

Body:

Mention the factors the factors contributing to internal child trafficking – poverty, lack of education, and unemployment that make children vulnerable to trafficking. Highlight systemic issues such as weak law enforcement, corruption, and inadequate social protection mechanisms that facilitate trafficking networks.

Next, write about the socio-economic impact of internal child trafficking – Physical and psychological consequences faced by trafficked children, including exploitation, abuse, and denial of basic rights. Address the long-term consequences on their education, health, and overall well-being.

Next, write about the measures needed to combat internal child trafficking.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.