A common misconception about human trafficking is that it involves an individual transporting people across international borders, but during the pandemic, the truth of modern day slavery has reared its ugly head and proven that it can happen in a child’s bedroom within your own home.

The coronavirus lockdowns have resulted in many humanitarian organizations to pause their operations. As a result, human trafficking atrocities have surged during the pandemic.

Mattea Merta reports on this heavy and cumbersome topic.

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