O.U.R.— Ending
Human Trafficking

Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.)

People anywhere from Lima, Peru to Arizona, U.S.A. are being taken against their will and sold into slavery. This is a harsh but true reality. As of today, more than 30 million people are victims of sex trafficking. Two million of them are children. Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.)  rescues victims and apprehends offenders. By working with local governments and other NGOs, they also provide victims with a safe place to stay as well as other essential services such as counseling, job training, and therapeutic activities.

 

What they’ve accomplished so farassisted in the rescue of 3,100 victims and the capture of 1,700 traffickers.

 

Coline and her brother Colin got a chance at a new life when they, along with 26 other orphans, were saved from a Haitian trafficker who had planned to sell them for $10,000. They were later adopted by Tim Ballard, a member of the same O.U.R Ops Team that had rescued them.

Luna is a 15-year-old girl who was trafficked and found in a different country. Today, she’s learning to play guitar at an aftercare home in Central America.

O.U.R works with other organizations as part of their mission to end sex trafficking. One of them is Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), an organization which teaches occupational drivers how to identify and report suspected cases of trafficking. To date, they have taught 800,000 truckers and drivers about warning signs of human trafficking.

 

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