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The UN Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking


The UN Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons was a violation against humanity 200 years ago, as it still is today. Virtually every country in the world is affected by trafficking for sexual exploitation or forced labour.

At any given time, an estimated 2.4 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery - human trafficking — particularly women and children.

In a bid to provide help and support to those most affected, the UN General Assembly and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, in August 2010.

Administered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Victims' Trust Fund supports actual, on-the-ground humanitarian, legal and financial aid to victims of trafficking.

Your support can provide assistance that victims need, such as:

  • Appropriate treatment for physical and mental abuse,
  • A safe place where they can recover,
  • Vocational, life skills or literacy training for adults,
  • Schooling and training in life skills for children,
  • Compassionate support in a caring environment,
  • Legal support and advice on their rights.

To donate, click here.

To learn more about the UN Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, click here.

 
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