Afghan evacuation raises concerns about child trafficking

NOSOTROS. officials at intake centers in the United Arab Emirates y en Wisconsin have identified numerous incidents in which Afghan girls have been presented to authorities as thewivesof much older men. While child marriage is not uncommon in Afghanistan, los Estados Unidos. has strict policies against human trafficking that include prosecutions for offenders and sanctions for countries that don’t crack down on it.

One internal document seen by The Associated Press says the State Department has soughturgent guidancefrom other agencies after purported child brides were brought to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Another document, described to the AP by officials familiar with it, says Afghan girls at a transit site in Abu Dhabi have alleged they have been raped by older men they were forced to marry in order to escape Afghanistan.

En este agosto. 31 , 2021, photo provided by the U.S. Ejército, Afghan children take a piece of chalk at a children's activity event held by non-governmental charities at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. NOSOTROS. officials are looking into reports that in the frantic evacuation of desperate Afghans from Kabul, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as "brides" or otherwise sexually abused. One internal document seen by The Associated Press says the State Department has sought "urgent guidance" from other agencies after purported child brides were brought to Fort McCoy. (Spc. Rhianna Ballenger/U.S. Army via AP)

En este agosto. 31 , 2021, photo provided by the U.S. Ejército, Afghan children take a piece of chalk at a children’s activity event held by non-governmental charities at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. NOSOTROS. officials are looking into reports that in the frantic evacuation of desperate Afghans from Kabul, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as “novias” or otherwise sexually abused. One internal document seen by The Associated Press says the State Department has soughturgent guidancefrom other agencies after purported child brides were brought to Fort McCoy. (Spc. Rhianna Ballenger/U.S. Army via AP)

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