Scary fact: 5.5 MILLION children are victims of human trafficking! What is trafficking? –An illegal enterprise that generates an estimated $32 billion in yearly profits. Human trafficking cases have been reported in every state in the United States. Rates are particularly high in California, Texas, Florida, and New York.–
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has launched The End Trafficking project to raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities within the United States to take meaningful action to help protect children. In partnership with concerned individuals and groups, the initiative aims to bring us all closer to a day when ZERO children are exploited. To learn more about the End Trafficking initiative, visit: http://www.unicefusa.
It is scary to think about as I watch my children go to school and enjoy learning and enjoy their childhood only to hear about countless children being forced to give up their childhood, their education, their innocence and sometimes even their very own lives.
Watch the video below featuring the newest UNICEF ambassador Angie Harmon. Harmon is aiding in the fight against human trafficking by bringing awareness during Human Trafficking Awareness Month.