Barnett, our rescue agent in the Philippines, says 90% of our child sex trafficking cases in the Philippines last year were started after his team found kids being sold for sexual services on social media. 

“I mean through Facebook groups, Viber groups, WhatsApp groups, WeChat … we even found them on Facebook marketplace,” he says.

“If they’re not reading between the lines of what we’re saying and they don’t instigate things, they’re the ones who get frustrated and cut the conversation,” he says.

While it’s a fine line to walk, Barnett’s team continues to unearth evidence against child traffickers. This success is expected to go into overdrive when our organisation launches an online task force in the country later this year. 

Destiny Rescue celebrated a 57% rise in the number of people rescued in the Philippines last year, from 142 in 2020 to 224 last year. You can help agents find and rescue even more sexually exploited children this year. Donate today.