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Event Type Human Trafficking - General News  Date Time 2021-01-03 15:27:00 
Country US  City Des Moines, IA 
Latitude 41.587  Longitude -93.625 
URL https://kiwaradio.com/local-news/iowa-remains-critical-troublespot-for-human-trafficking/     
[kiwaradio.com] IOWA - Iowa Remains Critical Troublespot For Human Trafficking

"As a crossroads for three major interstates, authorities say Iowa is a critical troublespot for human trafficking — and problems are worsening in the pandemic. Megan Cutter, director of the National Human Trafficking Hotline, says the first month of COVID-related shutdowns brought a 40-percent increase in crisis calls, while requests for shelter nearly doubled. Cutter says recent federal funding sent to local communities to help victims find housing is vitally needed."

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