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Type of document: News
Topic: Actions/initiatives/projects
Evaluation
Geographic descriptors: United States of America
Language: English
Date of publication: 20 August 2004
Long Abstract: Every year, 17,000 men, women and children are brought into the United States to serve the underground labor and sex industries. That has caught the attention of the Justice Department, which has provided a $500,000 grant to the group World Relief to do something about it. World Relief's mission is to relieve human suffering. Spokeswoman Ruth Billings said the victims of human trafficking suffer the most. She recalled one teen kidnapped from Guatemala. "She was 19 years old," Billings said. "She was forced to work in the fields all day, and then at night she would be raped repeatedly, and then sent to the field again to work the next day." World Relief plans to use the grant to provide assistance to trafficking victims and to organize community outreach. The group is calling its effort the Network of Emergency Trafficking Services (NETS).
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