Caritas calls for a wave of solidarity against human trafficking
Caritas Internationalis calls on all people of goodwill to support the fight against human trafficking and urges governments to strengthen protective and supportive services for the victims.
By Lisa Zengarini
As the Church observes the eighth World Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, on February 8, Caritas Internationalis is urging all people of goodwill to help counteract the culture of indifference and exclusion that often surrounds the victims. “This requires a wave of solidarity to receive, accompany and defend the victims, who need to be received with unconditional compassion and must be protected”, said Aloysius John, secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis, noting that the victims are often “invisible”.