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Flight Attendant Unexpectedly Saves Passenger From Human Trafficking

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Thank goodness she was there!

Here are some humbling statistics. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. Just in the United States, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, has received reports of 22,191 trafficking cases within the United States since 2007. In 2015? An estimated 1 out of 5 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child trafficking victims. I think we can all agree that these numbers are far too high and not talked about nearly enough.

However, there are things being done to try and subside this black market. Flight attendants are now being trained to catch the signs of human trafficking and it’s working!

flight attendant with knife

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Some good news for a change!