Seek Out and Stop Child Trafficking
Every single year, more than one million children are taken from their homes and communities—some are as young as five-years-old. Trafficking can involve being taken across an international border and forced into prostitution, or it can mean being coerced or sold into forced labor, slavery, begging and other forms or exploitation or abuse.
Children living in poverty are the most vulnerable. Obligated to help support their families, they drop out of school far too early to find work. Unaware of the dangers, they are easily lured by promises of high-paying jobs, but instead become modern day slaves.
World Concern’s S.O.S. Initiative Seeks Out and Stops child trafficking and exploitation. The S.O.S. Initiative helps protect children by providing things like:
- Facilitating the rescue of a child from the threat of child trafficking
- Staffing and promoting an S.O.S. hotline where situations of exploitation are reported
- Counseling children who have been removed from exploitation
- Emergency shelter at safe houses for girls who have been rescued
- Children’s Clubs where kids are educated and warned about the dangers and methods of traffickers