Trafficking and Exploitation on the Mediterranean Migrant Route
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Trafficking and Exploitation on the Mediterranean Migrant Route

Trafficking and Exploitation on the Mediterranean Migrant Route

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Of those migrants arriving in Europe, 72% surveyed in Italy have responded positively to at least one indicator of trafficking and other exploitative practices, and over half have indicated at least two[1]

Alarming reports of human trafficking and exploitation along the Eastern and Central Mediterranean migrant routes are the object of further analysis and study by the British Red Cross (BRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to be presented in a joint seminar to mark Anti-Slavery Day on 11 October .

IOM and BRC will provide the wider counter-trafficking and modern slavery community with up to date and relevant information on trafficking concerns in Europe, as found in IOM’s Flow Monitoring Surveys capturing trafficking indicators along migration routes to and through Europe and BRC’s recent study looking at the risks and dangers to people of the migration route from East and West Africa to Italy.

Our international guest speaker, Simona Moscarelli from IOM Italy, will provide a first-hand account of efforts to identify and assist victims of trafficking in southern Europe, particularly along Italy’s maritime border. BRC will also present ongoing research with victims of trafficking in the UK and Europe through the TRACKS project.



[1] IOM, Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean and Beyond, Analysis: Flow Monitoring Surveys, The Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Prevalence Indication Survey, Reporting Period May–September 2016, 7 September 2016 (based on 2,336 response from migrants and refugees coming from 37 different countries of origins)
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