How To Help End Human Trafficking of Children

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Did you know that an estimated 5.5 million children are victims of human trafficking, an illegal enterprise that generates an estimated $32 billion in yearly profits? I didn’t until I learned all about about human trafficking through my membership in The Global Team of 200.

These children are bought and sold, forced into prostitution, or made to work at grueling jobs with little or no pay. And believe or not, thousands of the abducted children are from the USA.

While it is extremely difficult to even contemplate a world where this is happening and would prefer to wipe it out of my mind, that won’t help anyone but me. Unicef has created an End Trafficking campaign. Watch this short PSA video by Angie Harmon, Ambassador to Unicef’s campaign:

Here are suggestions of things that you can do to help the End Trafficking campaign and protect children worldwide:

How does Unicef help protect against human trafficking of children? Very importantly it works to help reduce factors that put children at risk. It also supports the training of social workers and health workers to spot signs of trafficking and works with communities to change societal practices that might make children more vulnerable to trafficking.

Please help Unicef help children from being abducted. Human Trafficking of children is one of the most abhorrent activities that I can possibly imagine. 

See also: Water Aid: Help Give Safe Water Access to Everyone

Thanks to my involvement with the Global Team of 200 (A highly specialized group of Mom Bloggers for Social Good members who focus on maternal health, children, hunger, and women and girls) I receive information on causes like this to share. Please check out other posts from the Global Team of 200 on this and other issues.

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  1. Wow I really had no idea the numbers were that high.

  2. Mommy_Jennof3 :

    What a horrible thought to think so many children are going through this! It breaks my heart!

  3. JaShawndra Robinson :

    It saddens me knowing that this even happens at all but to find out the numbers are so high 🙁 I had no idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Rebecca Green Gasper :

    Oh my. I had no idea the statistics were so high…and that is just child-trafficking…I would had to see the number on human trafficking as a whole. Thank you for sharing this information and the organizations that help to raise awareness and end this horrible epidemic. I will check them out. This is so sad.

  5. It’s painful to think about, but we must so that we can do something about.

  6. Emily Reviews :

    So awful – definitely something that we need to focus on fixing. 🙁

  7. Linda Kinsman :

    Staggering numbers. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Young At Heart Mommy :

    This is terrible and honestly turns my stomach. It’s very sad to see this type of thing happening and many people do not even realize it. It really makes you wonder what people are capable of these days. Very sad.

  9. Quite unbelievable but yet I know it is true. Thanks for this information and I will check out the sites that you have linked to.

  10. it’s sad that there the inhumane out there who treat human like an animal. no heart at all. this has to stop!

  11. This is so sad. It breaks my heart.

  12. This is so awful! Thanks for sharing this important info.


    I knew they were high numbers. It is quite heart breaking that such horrible things happen to such innocent children; who need to be protected.

  14. Okay, my heart just dropped… those numbers are heart-wrenching. Thank you for standing up and bringing this to our attention

  15. So heartbreaking

  16. Wow, I also had no idea that the numbers were so high… So sad… Thank you for sharing this.

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