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Guinea-Bissau Transnational Issues 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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GuineaBissau Transnational Issues 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Disputes - international:
in 2006, political instability within Senegal's Casamance region resulted in thousands of Senegalese refugees, cross-border raids, and arms smuggling into Guinea-Bissau

Refugees and internally displaced persons:
refugees (country of origin): 7,454 (Senegal) (2007)

Trafficking in persons:
current situation: Guinea-Bissau is a source country for children trafficked primarily for forced begging and forced agricultural labor to other West African countries
tier rating: Tier 2 Watch List - for the second year in a row, Guinea-Bissau is on the Tier 2 Watch List for its failure to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons, as evidenced by the continued failure to pass an anti-trafficking law and inadequate efforts to investigate or prosecute trafficking crimes or convict and punish trafficking offenders (2008)

Illicit drugs:
increasingly important transit country for South American cocaine enroute to Europe; enabling environment for trafficker operations thanks to pervasive corruption; archipelago-like geography around the capital facilitates drug smuggling


NOTE: The information regarding Guinea-Bissau on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea-Bissau Transnational Issues 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea-Bissau Transnational Issues 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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