[ Seven things you might be shocked to discover about human trafficking ]

If you don’t know these, you could be part of the problem “You may not see the problem, but it’s there. The US State Department estimates there are 24.9 million human trafficking victims worldwide. This is not something that occurs only in dark alleys in the far corners of the Earth, though. It’s happening around the world every day. Human trafficking is considered modern-day slavery, and there are more slaves today than at any time in history.” CRS.org So starts a page from the Catholic Relief Services website — the seven things you may not know about human trafficking, and three ways to help. Even those who think they understand trafficking in humans, might find this enlightening. As the article states, the problem is getting larger. It happens everywhere, including possibly in your hometown. Nice suburbs are often the site of hidden trafficking. Learn more by watching this quick video and then read the article to see what you can do.