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Travelers can help stop human trafficking with The TraffickCam app.

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12.3 million slaves are currently victims of human trafficking. Many organizations are fighting for awareness, but because the problem is so huge and dangerous it feels like there is little we can do to “practically” help. Well, now there is an app, The TraffickCam, created for travelers to take four pictures of their hotel room and upload them to a database. Seems kind of random, right?

Well, the images actually serve a huge purpose. At the Human Trafficking Town Hall at Maritz on Tuesday, Stylianou said:

“Right now there are pictures posted every day. Hundreds of pictures, in every city around the United States, posted online, that show victims of trafficking, in hotel rooms posed on beds,” she said.

The images uploaded to the app are crossed examined with the pictures of the victims and can aid the police in finding them.

So go to the app store, download it and every time you stay in a hotel, take five seconds to take a couple pictures and help save the life of a victim of human trafficking. It’s an easy ask.

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