Around the world, at any time, people are vulnerable to being trafficked due to wide ranges of risk factors: poverty, homelessness, lack of education, disabilities, online vulnerability and more. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit our communities just over a year ago, the factors that make people vulnerable increased at an alarming rate. At the beginning of the pandemic, chaos, anxiety, and panic were circulating. 13 months later, it is important to reflect on how human trafficking has been affected by the pandemic.
Courtesy of Hope For Justice