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Human trafficking in America among worst in world: report

Advocates working to put an end to human trafficking share their stories

Fox News Investigates wrote a recent article highlighting the tragedy of Human Trafficking in the United States. Written by Perry Chiaramonte and Andrew Keiper, published on June 22nd, 2019, this article focuses on how human trafficking in the worst in America.

“The United States is again ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking. According to a recently released report by the State Department, the top three nations of origin for victims of human trafficking in 2018 were the United States, Mexico and the Philippines.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered the Trafficking in Persons report, which is created annually by the State Department to document human trafficking in the year prior, and highlighted the growing focus that government agencies and nonprofit organizations have dedicated to stopping human trafficking. The Department of Justice provided more than $31 million for 45 victim service providers that offered services to trafficking survivors across the country. It was a demonstrable increase; the DOJ only provided $16 million to 18 organizations in 2017, according to the report.

At the heart of the human trafficking trade in America is simple economics: Supply and demand.

Over the last two months, Fox News has investigated human trafficking. We followed the enforcement efforts of FBI agents and police officers, documented the ways advocacy groups protect and serve survivors, and heard heart-wrenching stories of abuse, rape and recovery from numerous victims.”

 

Follow the link to read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/human-trafficking-in-america-among-worst-in-world-report

 

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