Human trafficking is a modern day form of slavery.
It can have many forms including, but not limited to: debt bondage, slave labor, manual labor, sweat shops, sex tourism, sex trafficking, trafficking in human body parts, adoption fraud, and child labor.
It is happening all over the world, in both developed and developing countries. Although 70% of victims are women and children, men too can be victims of human trafficking.
According to the US Dept. of Health and Human services, after drug dealing, human trafficking is ties with illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world.
According to UNICEF, every year 1.2 million children are trafficked for an estimated profit of 10 billion USD.
Estimates of the number of victims annually range from 1-4 million people.