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This week on Marketplace Middle East

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  • Human trafficking and forced labor is a major problem in the Middle East
  • Despite new legislation, enforcement and implementation are a challenge
  • MME talks to Roger Plant about a new global report on the illegal industry
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(CNN) -- In Focus -- The Darker Side of Labor

Governments in the Middle East are moving with plans to pass legislation and adopt protocols against human trafficking and forced labor, but implementation and enforcement remain challenging.

Are countries in the Middle East doing enough to crack down on human trafficking and forced labor?

Are countries in the Middle East doing enough to crack down on human trafficking and forced labor?

This week MME explores how domestic workers and laborers struggle to survive, and how governments are trying to force change within their societies.

Facetime -- Roger Plant, International Labour Organisation

Over 12 million people are victims of forced labor and human trafficking, a problem that spans the globe. The Middle East relies heavily on foreign labor, which in some cases can make up 80 percent of the total population.

This week MME talks to Roger Plant from the UN's International Labour Organisation about this week's global report on forced labor and human trafficking -- and what countries can do to attack the $36 billion business of illegally trading workers.

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Friday: 0915, 1945
Saturday: 0645
Sunday: 0815 (all times GMT)

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