Florida: A retired couple dedicate their lives to fight human trafficking in the area. They opened a nonprofit organization to help domestic human trafficking victims. They also found donors to help them open a safe house and people who want to be host parents.
Ohio: Homeland security provides grants to Erie county with a Boston Whaler to patrol the county’s shoreline. It will be used to catch drug shipments and human trafficking.
Washington: Former Congresswoman fight against human trafficking. Linda Smith, the founder of Shared Hope International, testify in favor of three bills to fight against sex trafficking. The two bills, upon legislation, will place a poster to informational posters about traffickers in rest area and require the agencies to distribute pamphlets to inform foreign workers of their rights under state and federal labor law.
Netherlands: An asparagus grower arrested for human trafficking. According to the report, the farmer was arrested after the authority found 50 people living on the farm with no window. The victims were underpaid and forced to pay for their own food for high price.
Indonesia: The Jakarta city authority will conduct raids to rescue city children from sexual exploitation and human trafficking. According to the report, the raids will be conducted by social workers and policemen. They are hoping that they will be able to spot the perpetrators by examining child victims of sexual abuse or human trafficking.
Nepal: Two Nepalis were freed from an international human trafficking ring this week. They were held in hostage for the past four months. The police stated that the tactics of the human trafficking rackets was to recruit victims through personal relationships.
Cambodia: The Swedish pedophile found guilty and was sentenced 6 and a half years in prison for performing indecent acts and having sex with minors. The arrest was followed by 2 years of surveillance by a child protection NGO. According to the report, he repeatedly molested boys for the past two years including 9 years old boy he claimed as an adopted son at the time of arrest.
South Africa: Church leaders take the lead to fight human trafficking during the World Cup. They warn the community of the importance of involvement and awareness raising.
Somalia: human trafficking and smuggling are an emerging business in the country, according to the report. According to a smuggler, the effort is well coordinated, and the government’s effort amounts to nothing to prevent them.