Refugees / Displaced Persons

Refugees are people who have fled their homes, crossed an international border, and cannot return because they fear their lives are in danger.

People become refugees when one or more of their basic human rights are violated or threatened.

Refugees are people who have crossed an international frontier and are at risk or have been victims of persecution in their country of origin. Internally displaced persons (IDPs), on the other hand, have not crossed an international frontier, but have, for whatever reason, also fled their homes.

More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications
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More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications

“The existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions.” – George Orwell  Human trafficking is an issue that takes many forms and typologies across the world and society. Traditionally, human trafficking is thought of as falling into one of two categories: sex trafficking, trafficking in persons for commercial sexual exploitation, or…

The Problem of Statistics in Human Trafficking and the Average Age of Entry into Sex Trafficking
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The Problem of Statistics in Human Trafficking and the Average Age of Entry into Sex Trafficking

Editor’s note: Our Human Trafficking Essentials course promotes the average age of entry into sex trafficking as 17, based upon the below research. The below makes clear there are no studies that demonstrate that age in a truly measurable manner. Our materials make clear that the statistics in the human trafficking field are difficult to…

Top 5 Ways to Help Refugees Now – HS Today
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Top 5 Ways to Help Refugees Now – HS Today

World events like drought, famine, and increased severe weather are displacing more and more people around the globe. According to the Pew Research Center, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in the sixth largest outflow of refugees over the past sixty years. Over 100 million people are currently displaced. Many people are looking for…

Refugees risk being exploited and abused in Malaysia’s food industry
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Refugees risk being exploited and abused in Malaysia’s food industry

Malaysian law does not recognize refugees so many are forced to work informally, thus running the risk of being subjected to exploitation. In a report by Al Jazeera, testimonies from […]

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As Ukrainian refugees fall prey to sex–traffickers, Scotland has a duty to tackle demand for prostitutes
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As Ukrainian refugees fall prey to sextraffickers, Scotland has a duty to tackle demand for prostitutes

Many Ukrainian refugees have been given help and shelter, but human traffickers have also sought to exploit their situation (Picture: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images) The horrors of war in Ukraine have forced millions of mostly women and children to flee their homeland. By Valiant Richey, originally printed in The ScotsmanSaturday, 4th June 2022, 4:55…

IOM Warns of Increased Risk of Trafficking in Persons for People Fleeing Ukraine
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IOM Warns of Increased Risk of Trafficking in Persons for People Fleeing Ukraine

IOM Statement Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is worried about the risk of trafficking in persons as well as sexual exploitation and abuse in Ukraine and the region as the number of vulnerable people fleeing the war continues to rise. Over 3 million people have fled Ukraine, including 162,000 third-country nationals (TCNs)….

Human Rights Violations Against Migrants in Yemen Increase Amid Soaring Arrivals: IOM Warns
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Human Rights Violations Against Migrants in Yemen Increase Amid Soaring Arrivals: IOM Warns

Aden – At least 27,800 people have crossed from the Horn of Africa to war-torn Yemen in the first five months of 2022, more than the total who made the journey all of last year along what was the world’s busiest maritime migration route prior to COVID-19, according to the International Organization for Migration’s (OIM)…

REVIEW: Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking online course from Themis Knowledge
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REVIEW: Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking online course from Themis Knowledge

You can download your certificate before you even take the course, without doing anything at all. You can watch me discover this in the video.

Stories you may have missed: refugees and human trafficking; alleged shelter abuse; and trafficking tattoo coverups
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Stories you may have missed: refugees and human trafficking; alleged shelter abuse; and trafficking tattoo coverups

We are so fortunate to have people send us stories of the day (and the past), and we want to have a place to feature them. This is our first edition of “Stories you may have missed:” Let us know what you think. Should we do more?  How the sex trade preys on Ukraine’s refugees…