Among the effects of COVID-19 in our societies, children are more vulnerable to become victims of human trafficking, abuse and exploitation.
On the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Caritas and COATNET urge governments to intensify efforts to stop increased number of exploitation during the pandemic
Worldwide Caritas agencies to join in a campaign of prayer against human trafficking and to break the silence around this scourge of modern life.
Caritas considers access to social services as crucial to protect people from exploitation and abuse, illness, and xenophobia.
Successful human trafficking prevention can happen only if the root causes of forced migrations are addressed and the migrants are treated with dignity.
With monsoon rains and the onset of the cyclone season expected during the next few weeks, fears are intensifying for the safety of Rohingya people living in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh refugee camps.
Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders will be calling on countries to ensure safe and legal pathways for migrants and refugees as well as inclusive societies and the right to remain at home.