Human trafficking

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says that even though more people are becoming aware of the issue, the number of people being trafficked continues to rise: ‘People trafficking is the fastest-growing means by which people are enslaved, the fastest-growing international crime, and one of the largest sources of income for organised crime … There are even reports that some trafficking groups are switching their cargo from drugs to human beings, in a search of high profits at lower risk.’ A report by the International Labour Organisation estimates that at least 44 per cent of the 21 million people who are victims of forced labour worldwide have been trafficked.

Pray for victims of this terrible crime, for those who perpetrate the crime, for those who benefit from it, for governments to deal with the crime in their midst, for justice and mercy for all who are living under this abuse.

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