Eighteen people have been charged with kidnapping
more than 100 children for passage to Europe [AFP]
Trafficking in people for various purposes is causing increasing concern to the international community.

Recently, 18 people have been charged with kidnapping more than 100 children in Chad for passage to Europe.

The charity behind the flight protested its innocence, saying it believed the children were orphans from Darfur.

Yet the UN says that not all these children are orphans and that some of them came from villages in Chad.

We look into the activities of various charities in crisis areas and ask whether some of them abuse their positions to achieve objectives remotely related to their original missions.

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