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In 2016, the International Labour Organization estimated there are 40 million people trapped in modern slavery around the world, more than any other time in history.
20 million women and children have been trafficked into the global sex trade.
One in four enslaved people are children under 18 years. That’s 10 million children.
Less than 2% of those trafficked are ever rescued. 70% of those will be re-trafficked.
Human trafficking is now the fastest growing criminal industry. It is the second largest income generating crime syndicate in the world producing $150 Billion annually, behind only drugs and arms trades.
While only 19% of victims are trafficked for sex, sexual exploitation earns 66% of the global profits of human trafficking, adding up to $99 billion annually.
Every 30 seconds another person is forced into slavery