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The world trade in human Trafficking is worth approximately 150 trillion us dollars, of which Africa accounts for about 13 trillion. Driven by poverty, unemployment, and the lack of prospects for a change of fate, but also by the lack of awareness of threats, primarily affects women and children.

The human trafficking mechanism is surprisingly simple. In most cases, the victim is referred to the perpetrator by a close person; a friend, cousin, and sometimes mother-in-law. Under the promise of two-three times higher earnings, she decides to leave. Upon reaching the destination, she is deprived of
documents, imprisoned, and forced into slave labor. Mainly as a housekeeper, cleaner, cook, laundress in one person. Several hours, 16-18h a day without rest and enough food, often eating up the leftovers from the perpetrators' table. Some of the less fortunate women are sold to brothels. Without health care, they have little chance of escape and return. In the case of children and being exploited for work and sexual services, they are also used for begging on the streets. About 95 percent of trafficking victims experience physical and sexual violence. Rapes and heavy beatings by the perpetrators leave a stern mark on the victims. HIV and other illnesses remind victims of what they have been through.

Since 2010, Kenyan law has distinguished human Trafficking as a crime. In practice, however, detecting this type of crime is difficult and criminal cases against perpetrators last for years. It is even more difficult with victims sold abroad. The only chance for help is to contact organizations specialized in helping victims of Trafficking. The largest of them, operating for ten years, is HAART Kenya, which has helped and over 900 victims over the years. Financed by donors, it provides comprehensive care, starting from assistance in organizing the return, all legal and psychological assistance, and help in returning to the community.

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