21 Apr 2008

Salvation Army helps American Samoa deal with abuse

1:34 pm on 21 April 2008

The Salvation Army in Hawaii has been visiting American Samoa to see how best to make their resources available to local victims of human trafficking.

The non-government organisation receives federal grants from the US Department of Justice to help victims of human trafficking from American Samoa.

The Project Coordinator, Lisa Dunn, explains more about the victims her organisation helps:

"They are victims of modern day slavery. Women who are forced to work as prostitutes, men who are forced to work on farms it could be people forced to work as nannies, or hotel workers, restaurant workers."

The Salvation Army's Lisa Dunn says her organisation can help with services such as food and clothing, medical care and counselling.