Sunday, June 23, 2013


Fifty-Five Little Known Facts about Human Trafficking

For the next few days I will share these facts.  We'll focus on a few a day so that you can cover them in prayer.  The source for this is:

Here are facts 51-55:
  1. The AIDS epidemic in Africa has left many children orphaned, making them especially vulnerable to human trafficking.l
  2. Nearly 7,000 Nepali girls as young as nine years old are sold every year into India’s red-light district—or 200,000 in the last decade. Ten thousand children between the ages of six and 14 are in Sri Lanka brothels.j
  3. Human trafficking victims face physical risks, such as drug and alcohol addiction, contracting STDs, sterility, miscarriages, forced abortions, vaginal and anal trauma, among others. Psychological effects include developing clinical depression, personality and dissociative disorders, suicidal tendencies, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.l
  4. The largest human trafficking case in recent U.S. history occurred in Hawaii in 2010. Global Horizons Manpower, Inc., a labor-recruiting company, bought 400 immigrants in 2004 from Thailand to work on farms in Hawaii. They were lured with false promises of high-paying farm work, but instead their passports were taken away and they were held in forced servitude until they were rescued in 2010.c
  5. According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges of this century, both in the United States and around the world.l
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