Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transfering, harbouring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
The Asia Pacific region is one of the world’s main problem regions for human trafficking. (Click the map to see how many Asia Pacific countries are major sources of human trafficking victims.) Each year, countless thousands of innocent women, men and children are preyed upon traffickers who value profit more highly than human lives. Those who are trafficked may be forced into work as prostitutes, domestic helpers, domestic workers, and more. Some have their organs harvested for sale. Whatever its form, human trafficking is an incredible evil, and Talitha Kum Southeast Asia continues to pursue the dream of eradicating it from the Asia Pacific region.