The Killers and MTV Unite Against Human Trafficking
In an exclusive collaboration with MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking), the four piece paired with UNICEF and USAID to produce a video which dramatically highlights the experience of a young girl who is a victim of human trafficking.
The Killers commented, "We are deeply shocked and appalled that women and children are forced into such exploitative situations. We hope that through MTV's efforts and this powerful video that millions of people across the world learn about this tragic form of modern-day slavery".
At any point in time the UN estimates that there at 2.5 million people living in slavery as a result of being trafficked, half of whom are children and young people under 18 years old, with the majority of these victims in Asia and the Pacific. It is the second-largest illegal trade after drugs, with criminal traffickers earning over US$10 billion every year through the buying and selling of human beings.
The collaboration is a follow-up to last year’s confronting video, ‘All I Need’ by Radiohead, also a MTV EXIT initiative.