I recently came across this article about human trafficking after massive disasters. As perverse and evil as it may sound, people actually prey upon young children and vulnerable women in the days and weeks following major natural disasters. Rather than led to shelter and provision, they are lured into domestic, agricultural, and sexual slavery. Pray that children would be protected, law-enforcement and security personnel (to the extent that they’re present) would be vigilant, and that traffickers would not prey upon the victims of this disaster.
Human trafficking may seem undefeatable, but there is reason to have hope. This Friday, January 29th, at 7:30pm Upper Room will be hosting a screening of the documentary At The End of Slavery. The film, produced by IJM (where the author of the article linked-above previously worked), exposes the reality of human trafficking, but also the hope of shutting down the trafficking business. If you’re in Pittsburgh, especially around Squirrel Hill, come join us.