The Malawi Network against Trafficking has warned that the country is sitting on a time bomb when it comes to combating human trafficking.
The remarks come amidst a surge in cases of missing persons.
Recent incident is the rescue of a young man in Tanzania after he was reported missing by his family in Malawi.
Speaking with Timveni Online, National Coordinator for the Malawi Network against Trafficking Caleb Thole said it is disheartening to see an increase in cases of human trafficking.
Thole said, "The risk of being trafficked is very high for the country’s youths and women."
Thole has also spoken strongly against behavior of some secondary students of asking for a lift from motorists along country’s roads, saying such actions provide fertile ground for traffickers.
"I would also like to request parents to be vigilant about the whereabouts of their children and also advise them not to talk to strangers," said Thole.