Do these images bother you? Yes, you? Don’t turn the page! This is a reality that we must face and we must be part of the solution. Let’s educate ourselves so we can help stop human and children trafficking.
Statistics show that 46 children in America are taken and sold into slavery per day. Who are these children? Are they criminals and runaways, vagrants and orphans? The truth is that traffickers do not discriminate when it comes to who they choose to target. Trafficking occurs in poor neighborhoods and affluent suburbs, urban centers, and rural areas. No child, family or community is without the need for awareness and protection when it comes to avoiding the terrible effects of child trafficking
What happens to a child once they’ve been forced into a trafficking situation? Some are immediately put on airplanes and sent to other countries. Others are sent to meet demand in cities and states around the US. Sending stolen children to other areas also helps traffickers avoid the possibility of the children being recognized locally. As a result, many traffickers will operate at airports and other transportation hubs where they can take a child and be miles away within minutes. Read more at: www.erasechildtrafficking.org/child-trafficking/