Integrated Responses to Human Smuggling from the Horn of Africa to Europe
The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime just published « Integrated Responses to Human Smuggling from the Horn of Africa to Europe » which was presented exclusively at the CCPCJ in Vienna this morning (May 24, 2017).
In the period 2013-16, more than 1.5 million people have converged towards Europe from across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Some seek asylum from conflict, violence and humanitarian need; others are migrant workers taking the opportunity of a confluence of political instabilities and circumstance that has made migration to Europe more affordable and accessible than ever before.
This report, authored by Tuesday Reitano, Peter Tinti, Mark Shaw and Lucia Bird of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, presents the major findings of research conducted between July and September 2016 over eight major smuggling hubs between the Horn of Africa and Europe.