ACT Alberta, an anti-trafficking organization based in Edmonton, says that they’re seeing a significant rise in reported human trafficking cases each year.
Two hotels in Beirut, Lebanon were raided last month, resulting in the rescue of 75 Syrian women who had been trafficked for sex. Fleeing a war zone back home, they’d followed promises of work in Lebanon, only to find themselves locked in a filthy hotel and forced to have sex with as many as 20 men a day.
A landmark human trafficking trial has kicked off in Bankok, Thailand. 92 people, including a lieutenant general, are on trial after gruesome human trafficking camps were discovered in the jungle near the Thai-Malaysia border.
According to the Thompson Reuters Foundation, in the last year there have been 45 reported cases of Bangladeshi women being sold into slavery in war-torn Syria.
Research funded by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that though 90% of Americans recognize human trafficking to be a form of slavery, many still have misconceptions about what that looks like.
A BBC investigation has found that paedophiles are using secret facebook groups to swap and comment on images of children. All they have to do is create a facebook group, set it to “secret,” and only invite those who share the same interests.
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In Ukraine, Europe’s second poorest country by GDP, an estimated 160,000 people have been trafficked out of the country since 1991. That averages out to 64,000 per year. People are enticed by job offers abroad but end up being exploited instead.
A Brantford, Ontario man is arrested and charged with human trafficking, after a woman seeks help from a hotel.
New infographic shows statistics & facts about trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.