Human trafficking

Human Trafficking Survivor Harold D’Souza: “The Perpetrators are More Aggressive Than Ever”

By Anna Shen The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues: as more people around the world lose their livelihoods, human trafficking is on the rise. Support services for survivors have been shut, and past gains to combat it have been reversed.…

Airbnb must face the facts: human trafficking and modern slavery happen in rented accommodation

October 30, 2019 2.49pm GMT Michael O’Regan, Bournemouth University for The Conversation Researchers estimate that there are 1.1m victims of human trafficking across Europe. According to the UN almost one-third of human trafficking victims globally are children. Cases of forced…

EU Urged to Evacuate Eritreans from Libyan ‘Death Camps’

By Ramesh Jaura BRUSSELS (IDN) – When the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed in July a peace deal after two decades of war and ensuing violent border clashes, “a new era of peace and…

Security Council Backs Dutch Sanctions Against Eritrean and Libyan Traffickers

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) – For the first time ever, the UN Security Council has put human traffickers on an international sanctions list by imposing sanctions on six leaders operating networks in Libya. Four are Libyans, including the…

Security Council Stresses Need to Fight Human Trafficking

By Santo D. Banerjee NEW YORK (IDN) – With conflicts driving the desperation and disorder that enables human traffickers to thrive, Security Council has held an open debate on human trafficking, modern slavery and forced labour and highlighted the need…

Guatemala: the forced exodus of young girls and women

Why do girls, adolescents and women migrate?  Why would they leave their countries of origin and embark on the misadventure of an undocumented journey with the certainty that they will suffer on the way?  And if they do make it,…

Action against gun violence is action against militarism

Small arms—guns, rifles, etc.—are a key part of the global armed violence epidemic, resulting in about half a million deaths annually. They are, as activist Daniel Mack wrote recently, “the main vector of death and injury worldwide.” The manufacture, trade,…

Idomeni refugee camp, Greece: ‘Worse Than World War I’

When the leaders of 28 European states enjoy again this week their exclusive flights, luxurious suites and official limousines, to meet for a new summit in Brussels to adopt a final decision on their proposed plan of using refugees as…