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Alarming reports of human trafficking and exploitation along the Eastern and Central Mediterranean migrant routes are the object of further analysis and study by the British Red Cross (BRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to be presented in a joint evening seminar on 11 October to mark Anti-Slavery Day (that takes place on 18 October).

IOM and BRC will provide the wider counter-trafficking and modern slavery community with up to date and relevant information on trafficking concerns in Europe, as found in IOM’s Flow Monitoring Surveys capturing trafficking indicators along migration routes to and through Europe, and BRC’s recent study looking at the risks and dangers to people of the migration route from East and West Africa to Italy.
International guest speaker, Simona Moscarelli from IOM Italy, will provide a first-hand account of efforts to identify and assist victims of trafficking in southern Europe, particularly along Italy’s maritime border. BRC will also present ongoing research with victims of trafficking in the UK and Europe through the TRACKS project.

The seminar will be chaired by Annie Kelly, reporter for the Guardian on the Modern-day slavery in focus project, and winner of the Anti-Slavery Day Media Award for 2015 (for Best Investigative Article or Broadcast News Dealing with Child Trafficking).

To register for the event, please click HERE.