“Kids who drop out of school have two options: sell sex or sell drugs.”
– Local Thai Teacher
In Northern Thailand, a known source area of sex trafficking, three things put children at high risk: poverty, low levels of education, and social marginalization.
- Families in Northern Thailand survive on less than $2 per person per day. This causes children to drop out of school, putting them at risk of being trafficked and exploited.
- An estimated 9% of internet-using children were victims of online sexual exploitation and abuse. Scaled to the population, this represents an estimated 400,000 children.
- Over 220,000 people are estimated to be held in Thailand’s neighboring countries, forced to carry out online scams, facing horrific violence and threats to their lives.
According to a recent UNICEF report, an estimated 9% of internet-using children aged 12–17 in Thailand were victims of grave instances of online sexual exploitation and abuse. Scaled to the population, this represents an estimated 400,000 children.
Another Growing Threat:
Trafficking into cyber scam operations – Recent estimates show that at least 120,000 people in Myanmar and at least 100,000 in Cambodia may be held in situations where they are forced to carry out online scams.
Join the Movement to End Child Trafficking
We believe this cycle can be broken. By giving vulnerable children access to scholarships, mentorship and resources, you can make a difference.
Together, we’re disrupting trafficking at the source. In 2024, we will impact over 5,000 people and will protect 330 at-risk children from trafficking and exploitation. Together, we’re disrupting trafficking at the source.
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