At the meeting, Prime Minister May announced that the U.K. will contribute £20 million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and released a Call to Action endorsed by 37 states, expressing a political commitment to "combating the exploitation of human beings for the purposes of compelled labour or commercial sex through the use of force or other forms of coercion, or fraud, whether we describe this compelled service as human trafficking, modern slavery, or forced labour." The referenced document can be found .
Medical providers are a frontline of defense for victims -especially providers in an emergency department setting. Victimspresent here, often with their traffickers, and receive medicalattention but not the further help they need to remove them from theenvironment that places their lives at risk daily. Emergencyhealthcare providers often miss the signs of human trafficking, mistakethe signs for intimate partner violence, and are rarely aware of how tohelp. Instead victims are sent back "home" with theirtraffickers. This situation can change and it must.
In the US human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states.
Ambassador Coppedge (June 27): "The TIP Report is ... a symbol of our moral and legal obligation to combat human trafficking and is in keeping with our country's historical commitment to advancing human dignity and freedom around the world. This year's TIP Report ... emphasizes that governments must do everything in their power to hold traffickers accountable, from passing and enforcing tough anti-trafficking laws to prosecuting complicit officials who betray the public trust and profit from the suffering of others."
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The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States' global engagement against human trafficking, an umbrella term used to describe the activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service.
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Some estimate the number is as high as 60,000 annually. Thesenumbers do not include those who are here from previous years, migrantsalready in the US, runaways, displaced persons, and those fromoppressed/marginalized groups and the poor. Combating humantrafficking is a daunting task and emergency healthcare providers havea critical role to play.
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Trafficking can involve school-age youth, particularly those made vulnerable by challenging family situations, and can take a variety of forms including forced labor, domestic servitude, and commercial sexual exploitation.
The children at risk are not just high school students—pimps or traffickers are known to prey on victims as young as 9. Traffickers may target minor victims through social media websites, telephone chat-lines, after-school programs, at shopping malls and bus depots, in clubs, or through friends or acquaintances who recruit students on school campuses.
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One of the best ways to help combat human trafficking is to raise awareness and learn more about how to identify victims. For 20 ways you can help fight human trafficking, click .
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Each year about 17,500 individuals are brought into the United States and held against their will as victims of human trafficking.