International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization that works to promote humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It was founded in 1951 and has more than 150 member states. The IOM has a wide range of activities and programs, including facilitating migration for work and study, providing humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, and helping to integrate migrants into their host communities. The IOM also works to combat human trafficking and to promote cooperation among countries on migration-related issues. The IOM is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Fake overseas job recruitment scams lead to human trafficking traps for East Africa youth
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Fake overseas job recruitment scams lead to human trafficking traps for East Africa youth

On 23 May, Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) issued an arrest warrant for Wycliffe Onguti Magara. Magara had been identified as the head of a local human trafficking network that recruits East Africans online with the promise of job opportunities in Southeast Asia. But once they arrive, victims are forced to work for cybercrime…

Over half of child trafficking victims recruited by family and friends
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Over half of child trafficking victims recruited by family and friends

A new report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Harvard University has uncovered how more than half of child trafficking victims are recruited into exploitation by people close to them, including their own family and friends. The “enmeshment” process then followed the recruitment stage whereby children are coerced into remaining in exploitation through…

Venezuela Security Policy: The Criminal Exploitation of the Migrant Crisis
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Venezuela Security Policy: The Criminal Exploitation of the Migrant Crisis

Over the last decade, millions of Venezuelans have fled economic collapse and political turmoil, creating what is possibly the biggest migration crisis in the world. This exodus has represented a massive political challenge for the countries migrants have sought passage through or refuge in. It has also represented a major opportunity for organized crime.  Over…

Testimony by Tara Lee Rodas for The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement
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Testimony by Tara Lee Rodas for The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement

Editor’s note: We are non-partisan. Children are being hurt. Please, watch, read, learn, and act accordingly. Hearing Date: Wednesday 04/26/2023 – 3:00 PM Hearing Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building The hearing, “The Biden Border Crisis: Exploitation of Unaccompanied Alien Children,” will examine the unprecedented surge of unaccompanied alien children at the southwest border and…

ExplainSpeaking | Global Slavery Index: Where does India rank, and why are its findings contested?
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ExplainSpeaking | Global Slavery Index: Where does India rank, and why are its findings contested?

ExplainSpeaking-Economy is a weekly newsletter by Udit Misra, delivered in your inbox every Monday morning. Click here to subscribe Last week saw the publication of the Global Slavery Index 2023. According to it, on any given day in 2021, as many as 50 million people were living in “modern slavery”. Among these 50 million, 28 million…

U.S. among 17 countries that practice forced labor, a form of ‘modern slavery,’ report finds
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U.S. among 17 countries that practice forced labor, a form of ‘modern slavery,’ report finds

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States in 1865, with one exception: compulsory labor in prisons. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States,” it reads. Nearly 160 years later, the United States is one of…

Legislature passes bill adding safe house protections against human trafficking, closing hotels loophole
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Legislature passes bill adding safe house protections against human trafficking, closing hotels loophole

A bill designed to improve security against human trafficking at safe houses and crack down on noncompliance of anti-trafficking measures at hotels has cleared its final stop in the Legislature. House members voted unanimously for the bill (SB 1690), a priority of Attorney General Ashley Moody that adds heightened signage, staffing and educational standards at…

Overcoming Our Blind Spots: Pharmacists Can Help Address Human Trafficking
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Overcoming Our Blind Spots: Pharmacists Can Help Address Human Trafficking

My mind still wanders to her. I remember her broken and hollow smile, tattered jeans, deep frown lines, gaunt frame, and overall appearance and manner that were weary and aged well beyond those of a 28-year-old. She sat under the facility’s fluorescent lights, wringing her dry, cracked hands and trying to carefully, almost apologetically, explain…

Human Trafficking, Kidnapping Constitute Gross Violations Of Rights – IOM
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Human Trafficking, Kidnapping Constitute Gross Violations Of Rights – IOM

ABUJA – International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said human trafficking and kidnapping are not only crimes but also constitute gross violations of human rights. Laurent De Boeck, Chief of Mission, IOM Nigeria, stated this on Friday in Abuja at the commemoration of the International Day for the Right to the Truth organised by IOM…

UK envoy joins Vietnam's war on human trafficking – VnExpress International
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UK envoy joins Vietnam's war on human trafficking – VnExpress International

By Minh Nga  &nbspMarch 8, 2023 | 10:32 am GMT+7  The U.K.’s Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy, Andrew Patrick, made his first visit to Vietnam to review joint projects to fight human trafficking in the Southeast Asian nation. During his visit on Monday and Tuesday, Patrick met with senior officials from the Ministry of Public…