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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, an issue we fight every day of the year at IJM. Below are five truths about human trafficking we have been sharing this month. Thank you for caring and helping rescue victims of human trafficking around the world.


20,000+ children toil on Lake Volta - many have been trafficked

Ghana’s Lake Volta is vital to Ghana’s fishing industry, but it is a hotspot for trafficking young boys and girls to work on the dangerous waters. Your support is helping IJM rescue operations go out on the lake and bring suffering children to freedom. Watch to learn more:



Girls and women account for 54% of victims of modern-day slavery.

Human trafficking disproportionately impacts the lives of girls and women, many who are forced into the sex trade at young ages. Trafficking of girls and women includes exploitation in brothels, homes and on the internet. Thank you for helping send rescue.

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“There is a fire burning inside of me when I think of my past experiences. I can hear a voice yelling from the fire saying to me, “You have to fight. You must save other girls.”



1 in 4 victims of modern slavery is a child.

Kumar was one. From making bricks to building protection for his community. Kumar was forced into brutal labor in a brick kiln at just seven years old. Watch as he shares how his life has been transformed after IJM and the local government rescued him thanks to friends like you:



Over 1.6 million children are exploited and abused.

The number of children who are exploited and abused is equivalent to the population of Phoenix, Arizona. But with your support, we will work until all are free!

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YOU are making an impact on human trafficking

Last year, you helped rescue 7,496* people who had been trafficked. Thank you for bringing freedom and restoration to men, women and children around the world. You are making an impact.

Because another truth about human trafficking is that when we all come together in the name of justice to fight, we can end it. Please give today.

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*January - September 2022

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