A gift this Christmas can help us reach children before an abuser or trafficker does.
More than 9,000 children in India were trafficked in 2016.* We are already working in some stations where we have opened help desks for children to get advice and support. We’ve trained station staff to look out for and protect them and set up shelters nearby where they can get food, clothes and a safe place to sleep. But we need to do the same, in more locations, to reach more children.
Since we opened our Child Help Desk at Salem station in March, 431 children have been rescued by our team. Children like Raju, who we found on the platform having escaped from a chicken factory where he was forced to work long hours, beaten and abused. We took him to our shelter where he was given food, a shower, clean clothes and support to return home safely.
We have identified the locations in India where we’ll make the biggest impact - the places where we need to get to children before traffickers do and they vanish for good. With 180 children going missing every day* in India we must act now. Please donate today.
*Reported by Reuters, September 2017
*Figures from the organisation CRY (Child Rights and You)