Teen migrant was trafficked & forced into prostitution | UNICEF

  Published on -0001-11-30

No one should go through what 17-year-old “Joy” has faced. Desperate to escape poverty in Nigeria, she made the deadly journey to Italy by sea in the hopes of a better life. A trafficker lured her with the promise of a job, but once “Joy” arrived to Italy she was forced into prostitution to pay her smuggler. Her debt was a staggering 20,000 Euros. Eventually, “Joy” was rescued but unfortunately she is one of many. An alarming number of refugee and migrant children are being exploited and trafficked into prostitution. Our new report presents a global snapshot of the risks that refugee and migrant children face along their journeys. A child is a child - no matter where they come from. It’s on all of us to stand with children uprooted - share this to show your support.