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What is human trafficking? 

Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit. Men, women and children of all ages and from all backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world. 

Assessing the full scope of human trafficking is difficult because so cases so often go undetected, something the United Nations refers to as “the hidden figure of crime."

How many children go missing each year?

Each year, an estimated 8 million children are reported missing around the world and 800,000 of those children are reported missing in America. 

27% of trafficking victims are children.

Who are the traffickers? 

Perpetrators of human trafficking span all racial, ethnic, and gender demographics and are as diverse as survivors. Traffickers profit from this practice by controlling their victims and exploiting them for labor and/or sex.

How does Operation Child Recovery help? 

We are changing the way that the world is tackling the identification, location and recovery of lost, missing and stolen children. 


Operation Child Recovery is a collaboration of human trafficking prevention organizations, dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies along with cutting-edge technology manufacturers to provide real-time identification and location of trafficked children within communities.  

How can you help? 

To help, please visit our Contact page and send our team a message. 

All funds donated to the Foundation will be used for the sole purpose of furthering this mission of identifying, locating and recovering these missing children.

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