Human trafficking is defined by the UN as the “illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor; a modern day form of slavery.”
- It is now the fastest growing criminal business in the world following the drug trade.
- It is especially devastating because it often targets women and children.
The United Nations estimates nearly 2.5 million people from 127 different countries are trafficked each year. Although the statistics are difficult to verify, it is believed that between one million and 1.5 million children are trafficked each year.
This situation not only is heartbreaking but unacceptable. We are asking you to join us to fight this evil. By praying, by speaking out, by volunteering your time and talent, and giving generously, you can make a difference. Find out what you can do ».
Every child deserves a carefree childhood. And no person should live as a slave to another.
The International Labor Organization estimates that forced labor is a $31 billion dollar industry. Globally, the ILO estimates that nearly 250 million children are indentured through debt bondage, forced recruitment for armed conflict, prostitution, pornography and the illegal drug trade. Both adults and children can be victims of debt bondage. Often the victim is forced into bonded labor or sex acts to repay undefined debt that increases faster than the victim can repay.
Children are often the most vulnerable victims of trafficking.
Age is not a qualifier. Both small children and teenagers are often tricked, coerced, or sold into prostitution, pornography, or forced labor. Many are transported across borders into the global sex trade and are never again reunited with their families. Child prostitution is especially heinous because the traumatic experiences these children endure often require a lifetime of counseling and healing.
Rapha House’s motto is “Love • Rescue • Heal.” We help trafficked children wherever we can reach them. And with your help, we can reach more and more.
We believe it is urgent to add additional teams of high quality individuals, churches and corporations to lend their expertise, talent and financial resources to free as many children as possible. this hideous crime must end.
Will you join us? One child slave is one too many.
Rapha House exists to love, rescue, and heal children who have been rescued out of slavery and sexual exploitation.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT