On April 16, Ecuador was hit by its deadliest earthquake since 1987. The temblor killed hundreds of people, damaged thousands of buildings and affected at least 150,000 children. Adrian, a boy from Pedernales (one of the most severely damaged cities), explains the disaster's impact: “Many people I knew died trying to save themselves … Trying to save their families.” A colossal relief effort is the only way to respond quickly to this emergency.
Child trafficking can be likened to modern-day slavery. Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 U.S. States. Children worldwide suffer from abhorrent acts of violence, exploitation and abuse—horrors no child should ever know or experience. Over 300 million of them are subjected to hazardous physical labor, commercial sex exploitation, fighting as child soldiers, and child trafficking.
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