European Anti-Human Trafficking Network

The Salvation Army with its international
ministry to the poor and oppressed,
is placed in a unique position to reach
out to the survivors of trafficking, to fight
the great evil of exploitation and gross
violation of human rights and to restore
human dignity for all

Jeroen Hoogteijling, chair European Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force


The Salvation Army, motivated by its Christian faith to do justice, has a long history of working with people who are vulnerable, marginalized and exploited across the world. Prevention, protection and care for victims of trafficking is part of its global mission and a clear call to action since The Salvation Army’s early beginnings in the 19th century.

The Salvation Army is deeply committed to fight all forms of human trafficking however it may be manifested. We seek to exercise care in restoring freedom and dignity of those affected.

Human trafficking is a global issue. The Salvation Army is uniquely placed to respond to this problem. With a ministry in more than 120 nations (including almost every European country) The Salvation Army is active in source, transit and destination countries to support survivors of trafficking.

In October 2013 The Salvation Army formed a European Anti-Human Trafficking Network. The aim of the European AHT Network is to effectively respond to the needs of survivors of trafficking, through a united and coordinated approach that works across international borders and boundaries.