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New smartphone app, hotline make reporting human trafficking possible for more Albanians
Jun 24, 2014

New smartphone app, hotline make reporting human trafficking possible for more Albanians

Albanians can now report human trafficking from any mobile phone or landline for free using a new national hotline number; they can also use a new Android smartphone application to quickly report suspected trafficking and locate services for trafficking victims.

NetHope developed an anti-trafficking Android app for worldwide use in partnership with World Vision and the Vodafone Foundation with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding.
Jun 23, 2014

New hotline number and smartphone app make reporting trafficking possible for more Albanians

Albanians now have the power to quickly, easily and anonymously report suspected cases of trafficking, the illegal trading of human beings for forced labor or commercial sex work.

World Vision to aid unaccompanied children fleeing violence
Jul 22, 2014

World Vision to aid unaccompanied children fleeing violence

As the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border intensifies, World Vision is providing essential supplies through partner organizations to help unaccompanied minors in transition centers across the United States.

An image from the State Department's 2014 Trafficking in Persons report. Cover image.
Jun 20, 2014

Children more vulnerable than ever to violence, exploitation in Central America, pushing thousands to flee to U.S.

Annual trafficking report reveals weak safety net for children facing exploitation, violence in Central America

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children
Jun 17, 2014

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children

Conflict in South Sudan has created a hunger crisis, leaving one-third of the population in need of immediate aid. Children are most at risk for malnutrition, and they’re also susceptible to armed recruitment and disease. Read our FAQs to learn more.

Gangs in Honduras identify territories with graffiti. PHOTO: Heidi Isaza/World Vision
Jun 13, 2014

Numbers of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border will continue to rise without stronger child protection systems, warns World Vision

With thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing to U.S. borders, these numbers will only continue to rise unless country governments strengthen their child protection systems, warns World Vision.

Youth in Brazil compete in World Vision Cup. PHOTO: Jeremie Olivier/World Vision
Jun 11, 2014

Children exposed to greater risk of exploitation during World Cup, warns World Vision

Already dealing with many forms of exploitation throughout their childhood, Brazilian children and adolescents will be exposed to increased risk of labor exploitation, violence and sexual abuse, during the World Cup.

Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams
Jun 9, 2014

Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams

When Zafu’s mother received an offer for her daughter’s hand in marriage, it drastically altered the 14-year-old’s life course.

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