There are more people enslaved worldwide today than there were 200 years ago in the lead up to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
Human trafficking, the modern day slave trade, is the fastest growing form of international crime with an estimated 600,000 – 800,000 people trafficked across international borders each year. The number of people trafficked internally is currently unknown.
People are bought and sold into the sex industry, forced labour, domestic servitude and forced organ donation to name a few.
Does human trafficking really happen in the UK?
Each year about 2000 men, women and children are rescued from trafficking in the UK, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are thought to be at least 5,000 trafficking victims in the UK.
The CARE campaign focuses on human trafficking for sexual exploitation – tackling the demand, ensuring that people who have survived exploitation are given adequate care and protection, and raising awareness of the issue.
Use the links below to find out more information on trafficking and how you can help bring an end to the buying and selling of people.
For more information on Human Trafficking, please download our NEW Human Trafficking Briefing.
For the latest news on trafficking, check out the Loose the Chains blog.