I now have to take a small detour to impart the international community's role in trafficking during this time.
In terms of the "Human Dimensions,", the place that brutally sold women and girls into sex slavery in a "free market" system known as the Arizona Market. This place was developed by the "international community." Ie... the OSCE, NATO, EU, KFOR, IFOR, NGOs, etc. The bullshit premise was for everyone to "put aside their differences" and engage in trading everything from bootleg DVDs, shoes, food, and booze during the day...and girls/women at night. The Pentagon spent 40k getting it in operation. Human rights were non-existent in a place full of people who were supposed to be honoring them. "For quite some time, the IC (international community) ignored the fact that women were sold in the marketplace, like slaves at auction, to be sent to brothels all over the region and beyond. The international community turned a blind eye to trafficking, even though (or perhaps because) some of its members were purchasing and selling women for sex and other indentured services." Oh, and the place was tax free, making the perfect base to sell anything without detection or scrutiny.
"There are no nice human trafficking stories, but at the Arizona Market, human trafficking was particularly grim and came closest to matching the monicker, "modern day slavery." At the Arizona Market, women, and often girls, were 'ordered to take off all their clothes and stand in the road naked like cattle... these women were bought and sold like chattels... the women, who came primarily from Moldova, Ukraine, and Romania... more than 10,000 women and girls (and possibly some men and boys) were trafficked through the Arizona Market in the year 2000 alone. Traffickers used Arizona Market as a hub for women trafficked into the rest of former Yugoslavia and on to Western Europe, Israel, and Turkey."
Bonus: remember how H Clinton was notified about DynCorp having improper relations with Afghani boys? Yeah, in Bosnia, DynCorp pulled the same shit with their participation in sex trafficking. Other NATO soldiers were suspected of raping 12 and 14-year-old girls. This toxic culture among aid workers makes me believe that engaging in these immoral actions is a form of Omerta. They'll also be more likely to keep their mouth shut, and continue to pay for the rise of the faction the power brokers are trying to promite (ie, financially supporting the KLA).
Now that I've indentified the two guys who had clear and obvious connections to the KLA during this time, let's see how the Trust (under their supervision) engaged in activities that overlapped with the KLA's trafficking. I'll also touch upon likely medical testing that was going on.
The Trust emphasized the same "foster care/keep families together" line for their work in Albania... and as was the case in Romania, Albanian families sold their kids to middle men.
Trust: Just read the annual returns and save my poor fingers from typing more than I have to.
Child trafficking: (Wikileaks Tirana Albania cable): Victims are most often recruited by someone they know, such as a relative...typically, traffickers/exploiters are known or related to the victim... in most cases, parents or guardians are aware of the exploitation.
Child trafficking 1: "In January 2001, a man from Libofshe sold his wife, sister in law, and 6 year old... the wife went to Greece and the sister went to Italy. No one knows what happened to the child."
Child trafficking 2: "For Albanians, it's come to this: a son for a TV: In Albania most documented cases of child trafficking have involved older children who are sold [adopted] or rented [foster] by their families to minders, or pimps, who take them to Greece and Italy, where they work as beggars or child prostitutes." "Ms. Mitstifer showed a school photograph of 12 children from 2000...seven, she said, had already been sent abroad or their families were involved in the trade... three quarters of them Roma." "Lila's younger sister was married at 14 to a man from the next town who later took her to France and made her work as a prostitute. Nine years ago, Ms. Shuli said, her mother sent Lila's 6-year-old son, Armandor, to work in Greece. He has not been heard from since. [She] denied that she sold the boy but admitted to hiring him out for $80." "Mrs. Bonjaku denied receiving anything beyond the television. She said she and her husband were working as street cleaners when they were first approached by a local man, Gjergj Shkembi, on Mr. Borelli's behalf."
Note: We can start to see the Albanian and Romanian mafias working together here, both factions working in Italy with the mafia there, too.
The UK-based Trust had operations in Albania, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, and Bulgaria, with partners in Greece and Italy. The KLA trafficked women into Albania from Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, and Bulgaria, with the origin country as Greece or Italy. By 2000 the UK received an influx of trafficked women from Kosovo and Albania.
Trust (per its 2000 return filed 14 Feb 01): "Albania: The trust has continued to work in Tirana and Shkodra to support national and local authorities...[foster care, drafting legislation, etc] Romania: "Specialist technical assistance to 12 counties, family-type residential work, fostering, re-integration, maternal assistants for 167 children" Bulgaria: ...partnership with DFID, Christian Children's Fund of GB, winter feeding program...BBC proganda...Plovdiv and Haskovo region. Moldova: "family support and alternatives to institutionalized care...supported over 150 families (330 children)...provide support to Hincestri orphanage... lobby government for change... small group homes in Chisinau." Ukraine: "...collect valuable statistics on about 1,000 most vulnerable families in Oblast...Winter program to support 120 families in Lviv...5 regions for foster care... new legislation in 2000 will broaden foster care...partner with Hope and Homes for children for two family-type homes in Lviv...[MOLSERV docs mention Greece and Italy connections]
Mafia: (childtrafficking.org) "Bulgaria, Romania and Albania are key countries of origin of women trafficked to Greece...The main sending countries from the BNC are: Moldova, Albania, Romania, and Bulgaria... Albanian women are primarily trafficked to Italy...From Bulgaria, women are trafficked to Greece (where they are the largest group of trafficked women, together with Romanian women... Moldovan women are primarily trafficked to Kosovo and Bosnia Herzegovina, but within Western Europe are trafficked to Italy, Belgium, and Greece...
UK Connection: (childtrafficking.org): "At least 300 women are believed to have been trafficked to the UK...those trafficked to London are believed to have originated from Albania and Kosovo... trafficking is likely to be more significant than official figures suggest given the existence of 75 known brothels of SOHO... in which 80 percent of employees are foreigners, the majority of whom are believed to be Albanians and Kosovars. There are fears the victims are getting younger.
Note: the Trust makes inroads in Kygystan, Russia, Georgia as well. In Kosovo, they begin targeting "preschoolers" and the next phase of privatizing the education sector.