Alabama airport in anti-human trafficking drive

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Birmingham Airport in Alabama has partnered with the Junior League of Birmingham to help victims of human trafficking.

The partnership plans to post signage in every single airport bathroom stall to provide victims with helpline information, as well as providing passengers with information that may help them identify victims. Bathroom stalls are often the only place human trafficking victims are alone.

The signs will be in both English and Spanish and will direct callers to submit tips to Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign hotline: (866) 347-2423. They are available at no charge for any business willing to put them up in their public restrooms.

“When I think about the number of human trafficking victims that could potentially pass through this airport, it breaks my heart and compels me to take whatever action I can to help protect our children,” said Ronald Mathieu, president and CEO of the Birmingham Airport Authority.

“We are grateful to partner with the Junior League of Birmingham, as well as local law enforcement, to raise public awareness, identify human trafficking situations and help any victims that may be traveling through the Birmingham airport. We must all work together to confront this crime against humanity and protect our children.”

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