Migration

Migration refers to the movement of people from one place to another, typically for the purpose of settling in a new location. Migration can occur for a variety of reasons, including economic, political, social, and environmental factors. Some people migrate voluntarily, while others may be forced to migrate due to conflict, persecution, or other circumstances. Migration can have both positive and negative impacts on individuals and communities, and it is a complex and often controversial issue.

Climate change increases risk of human trafficking | Arab News
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Climate change increases risk of human trafficking | Arab News

The transborder smuggling of humans, though a criminal activity, has been flourishing for years. Even now, as the global economy struggles with inflation or recession, the amount and frequency of human trafficking has been rising at a breakneck speed. A report released last week by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said there was…

Osinbajo: All Hands Must Be on Deck to Tackle Human Trafficking – Arise News
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Osinbajo: All Hands Must Be on Deck to Tackle Human Trafficking – Arise News

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said punishment is not enough to curb cases of human trafficking in the country, insisting that all hands must be on deck to end the menace. Speaking on Thursday night at the premiere of the viewing of ‘Dangerous Hope’–a film sponsored by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees…

UN Detects Fewer Persons Trafficked, According to New Report – The Epoch Times
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UN Detects Fewer Persons Trafficked, According to New Report – The Epoch Times

According to the United Nations Global Report on Trafficking in Persons for 2022, the number of people detected as trafficked dropped by 11 percent last year. While this is the first decline in 20 years, one of the report’s authors said it isn’t necessarily a cause for celebration. “We have not really seen a decrease…

The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress
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The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress

Neuroscience has confirmed what most of us already know — humans are terrible at understanding big numbers. This limitation likely contributed to challenges in how the American public perceived and grappled with COVID. Two neuroscientists explained it this way, “Numbers are a useful, clear and efficient way to summarize [harms], but … the brain simply…

Human trafficking is a major problem in New Jersey (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)
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Human trafficking is a major problem in New Jersey (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

Trenton, we have a sex trafficking and slave problem. In the Summer of 2022, rumors spread through Trenton that young Latina women were being snatched off local streets and pressed into the city’s sex trade business. Lured into houses and expecting a “party”, some girls ended up as the party. While those stories persisted, New…

DHS Helped 765 Human Trafficking Victims in 2022, Made Thousands of Trafficking Arrests
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DHS Helped 765 Human Trafficking Victims in 2022, Made Thousands of Trafficking Arrests

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released the second Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) Annual Report, outlining the Department’s achievements in combatting human trafficking during the previous fiscal year (FY). As a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, DHS works to end sex trafficking and forced labor through a wide range of…

Federal government investigating possible human trafficking of children who cleaned slaughterhouses
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Federal government investigating possible human trafficking of children who cleaned slaughterhouses

Federal investigators are looking into whether 50 children — some as young as 13 — who were allegedly illegally employed cleaning Midwestern slaughterhouses were victims of labor trafficking, three officials from the Department of Homeland Security told NBC News. Homeland Security Investigations agents have interviewed children who worked cleaning a JBS Foods slaughterhouse in Grand…

US Office For Victims Of Crime Celebrates 20 years of Anti-Trafficking Programs
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US Office For Victims Of Crime Celebrates 20 years of Anti-Trafficking Programs

To mark National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the U.S. Office For Victims Of Crime (OVC) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Anti-Trafficking Programs on Thursday. The event highlighted the theme of Collaboration, Transformation, and Impact and how necessary grant funding has been for fighting human trafficking. “We will continue to bring the full force of…

Stronger Labor Laws Could Combat Human Trafficking
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Stronger Labor Laws Could Combat Human Trafficking

Author Melissa Hope Ditmore suggests that current political attention on human trafficking is performative rather than practical. In her new book, she makes the case for enforcing and expanding labor laws.  There’s an ugly truth about what powers the United States economy, says Melissa Hope Ditmore. Our economic system depends on exploited labor and forced…

Madison County wraps up Human Trafficking Awareness Prevention Month
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Madison County wraps up Human Trafficking Awareness Prevention Month

Jan. 30—WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. — Human Trafficking Awareness Month will end in February but Madison County officials continue to combat the national problem of human trafficking on a local level. Those seeking may call 315-366-2548 option 5, or ask to speak to a School and Youth Development Coordinator. County services include the Safe Harbour Program, which…