Images can not be forgotten. Desperate families asphyxiating containerized transport and rickety boats. Bodies washed up on the coasts and beaches after the failure of the crossing. Traumatized and broken by years of abuse and exploitation.
They overwhelm us stories of violence and predatory acts perpetrated by those willing to exploit people desperate for their own benefit. We shudder to the understanding that children are at risk of irreparable harm even to die- by the mere fact that their families try to give them a better future.
However, today, in commemoration of the World Day Against Human Trafficking, this is no time to reflect on what we feel about migrant trafficking victims. This day must serve rather warning. He has elapsed a year, and we must remember that however much we have achieved, we have not done enough. It’s time to end the trafficking of men, women and children worldwide.