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Human Traffickers Target UK’s Homeless Citizens

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According to research by Unseen, homeless citizens in the United Kingdom are among 7% of all reported human trafficking cases (Reuters). Andrew Smith, Chief Executive of Hull Homeless and Chair of Humber Modern Slavery Partnership, said, “Traffickers often gain people’s trust at soup kitchens and drop-in [shelters] and trick them into slavery through false stories […]

Indonesia Arrests Eight in Major Human Trafficking Bust

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Indonesian authorities arrested eight suspects for their involvement in a human trafficking ring (Reuters). Police identified the event as the country’s largest human trafficking bust with 1,200 victims. The victims went abroad to become domestic workers in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Syria (Morocco World News). The promise of high-paying jobs lured those trafficked who […]

Event puts spotlight on trafficking

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To honor Human Trafficking Awareness Week, UCF’s student group Knights for Social Justice hosted a panel discussion today. The event brought together an array of community leaders who presented diverse ideas on the issue of human trafficking in Central Florida and around the world. Notably, they highlighted the threat of trafficking faced by young people […]

NGO Helps Survivors Design Anti-Trafficking Software

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A software company based in California is drawing on survivor’s personal experiences to create anti-human-trafficking technology (Reuters). The non-governmental organization AnnieCannons is helping trafficking victims get back on their feet by teaching them to code (HuffPost). When modern slaves are freed, they are often left with little to no money, education, and/or formal job training […]