What’s Going on in Europe?

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Europe is facing an exploitation crisis. During 2010-2013, more than 30,000 trafficking victims were detected in Europe. The European Union admits that they have not come close to measuring the full extent of trafficking within their borders. Young girls and women are brought into Western and Central Europe mainly from northern Africa, South and Central America, Eastern Asia, and more recently from the Middle East.Traffickers are taking advantage of Europe’s migration crisis to force more people into sexual exploitation and other types of slavery, according to an EU report on human trafficking.

Children, a preferred target for traffickers, are especially vulnerable, and there is growing concern over the fate of child refugees who have disappeared since arriving in Europe. An alarmingly high number of young girls from Nigeria have been brought into Western Europe in the last year and a half, with about 80 percent, according to the International Organization of Migration, being trafficked and becoming victims of sexual exploitation.

The need in Europe seems daunting. But God is stirring His church to respond compassionately and extend healing and hope to victims of sexual slavery and those at high risk. We are eager to see what He is going to do through Project Rescue ministries and our colleagues in Europe.

– David and Beth Grant
Directors, Project Rescue



4 comments on
What’s Going on in Europe?

  • Ruth & David Hendrickson says:

    Thank you for keeping us informed so we can focus prayer to specific targets. I just recently received a letter from the Shults family also. For a number of years I cared for my Mother; she is now with our precious LORD! I have more time to pray; THE LORD’s timing is ALWAYS perfect! I look forward to your updates. Thanks! I go to LCC in Lenexa, Kansas.

  • Stephanie kadlec says:

    How can I support this mission

    • Project Rescue says:

      Hello Stephanie,

      If you would like to financially support to Project Rescue you can go to our donate page here. Here you can give through Project Rescue Foundation or AG Giving. The funds all go to the same place. You can write a comment as well to indicate you would like the funds to go toward Project Rescue efforts in Europe. Thank you so much!

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