The Obama administration handed more than a dozen immigrant children to human traffickers as it failed to conduct proper background checks of caregivers, according to the report of a bipartisan U.S. Senate investigation.
The Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has found that the Department of Health and Human Services did not follow proper procedures to protect undocumented children entering the United States without an accompanying adult.
At least 19 children under HHS custody ended up in a human trafficking ring – six in Marion, Ohio, and 13 in other locations – the report says. more >>
Terror group Boko Haram has yet again hit the Nigerian town of Chibok, where in 2014 it kidnapped over 200 Christian schoolgirls, this time killing 16 people in suicide bombings.
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the death toll from Wednesday's attack continues to rise, and so far 15 civilians and a soldier are reported to have died.
Pogu Bitrus, head of the Chibok Development Association, revealed that six male and female suicide bombers carried out the attack on a weekly vegetable market in Chibok, starting when one of the men blew himself up at a military checkpoint. Another woman who was about to be searched also blew herself up, and the others followed around the market. more >>
NEW YORK — Actors Kevin Sorbo and Alan Powell who star in the film "Caged No More" reveal shocking statistics about sex trafficking, the world's fastest-growing crime, and how the newly released movie is educating and empowering people to take action and save lives.
"I knew it existed, I didn't know it was to this level. I always thought, 'Oh it's in Asia, it's in Russia, it's in some other country.' [But] not here," Sorbo said about human trafficking during an interview with The Christian Post. "It's always been there, we're just more aware of it now."
Much like his co-star, Powell also didn't realize how prevalent the horrific crime is. "I read the script and said, there's no way this really happens," he revealed. The young actor said it really hit him when he was sent articles of human trafficking incidents that happened in his home town just miles away from where he lives. more >>
As I tucked my 4-year-old daughter into bed last night, I kissed her softly on the cheek, told her I loved her, and reminded her that I was in the next room to protect her. She always sleeps better when I say that, and, well, I thoroughly enjoy doing it. If ever there was a little girl made of "sugar and spice," it's her.
Millions of fathers across the country no doubt have similar routines each night with their daughters, enjoying those precious moments that won't last forever.
I thought about my daughter as I watched the new movie "Caged No More," which opens in theaters this weekend and tells the story of an American father who gets involved in the illegal drug trade and falls so far behind financially that he flies overseas and sells his daughters into sex slavery. It's a shocking plot, yes, but it's based in reality and inspired by true events. more >>
Selling your child for sexual exploitation. Unimaginable? Perhaps. But a heart wrenching reality. The basic human rights of millions of people are being stripped away every year.
The very idea of a human being selling another human being should cause us to rise up in anger and indignation.
This is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Governments, global institutions, international NGO's and local community groups are to be commended for their tireless work in bringing greater attention to this blight upon humanity. more >>
As many as 18,800 people have been killed since 2014 in the ongoing Iraq war, the United Nations has said, revealing a "staggering" civilian death toll, while 3,500 women and children remain captured as ISIS slaves.
"The violence suffered by civilians in Iraq remains staggering. The so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' continues to commit systematic and widespread violence and abuses of international human rights law and humanitarian law. These acts may, in some instances, amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possibly genocide," states the report, which was compiled and released on Tuesday by the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Another 36,245 people were injured in the recorded time period between January 1, 2014, and October 31, 2015, while more than 3.2 million Iraqi have been internally displaced, which includes over a million school children. more >>