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President’s Interagency Task Force, Report on U.S. Government Efforts To Combat Trafficking in Persons

Date Enacted: October 2020
Country: United States
Region: North America

Some “key efforts” that have been taken by government agencies “in response to COVID-19” include: engagement “with local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) nationwide to understand the impact of COVID-19 on child trafficking and exploitation,” a transition by the National Human Trafficking Hotline “to full remote operations with no disruption in services,” the monitoring of “human security and the potential for human trafficking” in those locations especially impacted by the pandemic, and the expansion of “internet safety messaging for children in response to traffickers’ increased use of the internet to reach children.”