“Joy’s new life would turn out to be nothing like what she had expected. Instead of working for a hairdresser, she fell into the trap set by traffickers who lure women into slavery and prostitution. More than 80% of women brought to Europe from Nigeria are unknowingly ‘sponsored’ by sex traffickers who have paid for their journey, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The rest will have paid the smugglers to get them to Europe, but once they get there, will be unlikely to escape the sex-trafficking rings.” From The Guardian: Migrants are more profitable than drugs: how the mafia infiltrated Italy’s asylum system. (Find someone in trouble and you’ll always find someone looking to exploit them further and make matters worse.)

+ It’s not only an issue in Europe. A few months ago during a law enforcement sex trafficking crackdown in the US, a 3-month-old and 5-year-old girl were rescued.