Tasos Ioannidis says this problem is particularly bad in Greece. “Because Greece is at the crossroads between Asia, and Europe, and Africa. So, you have a lot of people who are transported to Europe, particularly for prostitution. They include ladies that come from Asia, from Eastern Europe, from Africa, and they are enticed to come to Greece with the promise of work, or they are forcibly transported into Greece, by traffickers.”
How to fight slavery
Education provides a buffer against trafficking by making children and parents less vulnerable and less susceptible to severe poverty.
The best way to fight human trafficking is to prevent it before it happens. Ioannidis says, “The best way to do that is come alongside the parents, provide the children with an education, train the parents, support the parents, and support the whole community. We come alongside the local churches in those areas.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray AMG’s ministry can prevent many people from falling into slavery.
- Consider sponsoring a child through AMG to make sure they get the education they need.