Vietnam is both a source and a destination for human trafficking of men, women, and children. Several countries including China, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, and the United Kingdom receive Vietnamese who have been trafficked for sexual and labor exploitation. Vietnam also is a destination for children who are trafficked for the sex industry.
The causes of human trafficking in Vietnam are vast. Many people are tricked into false marriages; others are enticed out of a situation of poverty or inability to find work. Lack of awareness and a low education level also contribute to the dire situation of human trafficking in Vietnam.
Use the prayer requests below to pray for the countless victims who are exploited every day.
Pray for the victims of human trafficking to escape their lives of slavery and be able to recover emotionally and physically.
Pray for victims and perpetrators in the human trafficking industry to be changed forever by the gospel of Christ.
*Special Note: Some of the contents in the video are graphic and may not be suitable for younger viewers. The organization highlighted in this video is not a Christian ministry, but is doing important work in the lives of trafficking victims.
Throughout the month of May 2015, we are asking individuals, families, groups of friends, small groups, and churches to join with us and commit to pray for the peoples of Vietnam. We will be posting stories and sharing ways to pray daily through the blog, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also download a prayer guide and other resources here.