Europol, the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency, reports that at least 10,000 refugee children have gone missing since arriving in Europe. Brian Donald, Europol’s chief of staff, worries that an E.U.-wide “criminal infrastructure” of trafficking syndicates is targeting unaccompanied minors, the Guardian reports.
To bolster the poignancy of its anti-human-trafficking campaign on behalf of Stop the Traffik, Dutch ad agency Duval Guillaume Modem brought a bunch of female dancers to one of Amsterdam's well-known red-light districts, and had them pretend to be prostitutes putting on a show to attract as many passers-by as possible.
Uh-oh: The name of Italian prime minister and oversexed jack-o-lantern Silvio Berlusconi shows up in the U.S. State Department's Trafficking in Persons 2011 report. Can you guess why? If you said, "Hmmmm, well I bet it's because he had illegal relations with that Moroccan 17-year-old dancer, Karima El Mahroug, at his haunted villa of horrors," then reward yourself with a handful of delectable Mellowcreme pumpkins, because you are right.
Oh dear. Ashton Kutcher and his old lady Demi Moore are apparently, and justifiably, upset about human trafficking. So upset, in fact, that they called up some of their celebrity friends — Justin Timberlake, Jamie Foxx, the Old Spice guy - and had them make anti-slavery ads. Good for them! Too bad the ads are completely befuddling.