Labour Migration and Trafficking

Humanitarian Consequences

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva,  recently released a report entitled Addressing the Humanitarian Consequences of Labour Migration and Trafficking. The report states that” globally, 56% of all migrant workers are men and 44% are women. Currently, one in every five migrant workers in the world is in the Asia Pacific region. There are also links between labour migration and trafficking in persons.”

In commenting about the humanitarian consequences the report comments that migrant workers  who have been trafficked may be subject to various forms of physical, sexual and emotional violence (including from authorities); fear of arrest, detention and deportation; fear of public authorities, as well as discrimination throughout any referral and support processes.” Read more…

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