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The number of child victims of trafficking for labour exploitation and sexual exploitation in the Philippines range from 20,000 to 100,000.Most of these children originate from poverty-stricken areas such as Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao as well as children from urbanized cities.
The wide spread poverty drives children to work as street vendors, helpers, and farm workers.
This programme covered in the islands of Cebu, Boracay and Bohol in Western and Central Visayas.
Forced labour and sex trafficking of children within the Philippines is a significant problem.
In cross-border trafficking, children, women and men are brought to Singapore, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Hong Kong, Brunei, and Thailand to work in bars, brothers, factories, plantations and as domestic servants.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ programme ensures awareness raising and community education on the topic of child trafficking and migration.