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Human Trafficking in Cambodia Imagine a four year old girl growing up in modern Cambodia. Every morning she wakes up miles away from home, homesick and scared. She is forced to beg for money to get the brothel she belongs to, and all her earnings go directly for her master. Then, that night, roughly seven guys arrive at the brothel. These men, some as old as fifty, often pay no more than two dollars to partake in sexual intercourse with these school-aged children. The toddlers enslaved in the horrific sex trade are forever stripped of the purity, making human trafficking a major issue in present day Cambodia. Over 30,000 children are sexually exploited annually ("Kids for Sale"), and millions are forced into human trafficking within the past ten years. Furthermore, multiple calculations by human trafficking experts demonstrate that, "at least ten times as many women are now trafficked into brothels annually as African slaves were transported to the New World in the peak years of the trans-Atlantic slave trade" (Kristof), placing the problem as a high priority to abolish. Additionally, with such a large number of prostituted girls in Cambodia, the arrival rate has skyrocketed in the years after the Cambodian genocide, once the sex-trade developed due to cultural influences and ethnic diversity in the country. A tainted communist government, the Khmer Rouge, executed over thirty percent of the population of Cambodia in just four years. However, the cultural conflict has led to more brothels, causing a larger population. This huge birth rate has produced overpopulated cities and bad sanitation. What's more, education is a problem because of the lack of responsible teachers and classroom accessibility, and many girls are rejected by their fa...