Child traffickers have one purpose: to exploit the young for their own gain. They prey on vulnerable people groups, families in the grip of desperate poverty and hardship. They use force, coercion and deception to procure young lives. They take children away from their families, sometimes to another country, where they will know no-one. They may not even know the language.
They will have no idea how to find their way home. They will be lonely and frightened. The children may be victims of forced labor, sex trafficking and exploitation, and child pornography. They will be traumatized and abused. Without intervention, they will have no hope. Ever.