25 Million People Were Trafficked Over the Past Year Worldwide

25 Million People Were Trafficked Over the Past Year Worldwide


A newly published State Department showed some frightening figures on the degree of human trafficking that is taking place inside the United States and the rest of the world. During a speech before reporters on July 19, 2022, Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed that over 25 million people fell victim to human trafficking across the globe. 

The 2022 report featured an alarming amount of human trafficking stories from over 188 countries, which includes the US. 

“The scale of this problem is vast,” Blinken stated. “There are nearly 25 million people currently victims of trafficking. The United States is committed to fighting it because trafficking destabilizes societies, it undermines economies, it harms workers, it enriches those who exploit them, it undercuts legitimate business

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