ADA - Debbie Kelsey, an International Ministries missionary, will be presenting "A European Country's Human Trafficking Problem and Solutions", Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., at Ohio Northern University's Dicke Forum Room. The presentation will be followed with a question and answer period. This presentation is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Ada.

In the last 5 years, she has worked with Nigerian victims in Italy caught in human trafficking and will share the problems as well as the solutions. Kelsey serves as Regional Missionary with the European Baptist Federation and is a member of the Federation's Anti-Trafficking Workgroup which focuses on prevention of trafficking, recovery of victims and fighting the demand that drives the sex industry.

Human trafficking involves recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving individuals for the purpose of exploiting them. This is done through the use of force, coercion or duplicity such as a false promise of a better life in another country.

The United Nations crime-fighting office announced that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time. While some become domestic laborers, 8o% of trafficked persons are exploited as sexual slaves. They are trapped in lives of misery and cruelty.