IOM Global Corner:

2018-07-30

Liepos 30 dieną minima Pasaulinė kovos prieš prekybą žmonėmis diena

“Simple economics trigger journeys with a dream of a better life and can result in enormous collective benefits for countries of both origin and destination when done in a safe and orderly way. But as we mark the World day against Trafficking in Persons, we are also reminded, sadly, that migrants are too often exposed to disproportionate risks of exploitation and abuse when looking for better employment opportunities away from home. <…> We must all insist that supply chains are free from human trafficking and other forms of exploitation”,- the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, William Lacy Swing, has noted in his message on the occasion of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. 

The statistics provided by the International Organization for Migration informs that nearly 80 per cent of international human trafficking journeys cross through official border points (such as airports and land border control points). In total, labor exploitation (construction, manufacturing, agriculture, domestic work, etc.) accounts for 83 per cent of trafficked victims through official border points, whilst those persons used for sexual exploitation account for 14 per cent.