In October 2017, we brought together speakers from IOM, UNICEF UK and the Rt Hon Fiona Mactaggart (former co-chair of the APPG on Human Trafficking) for a panel discussion. The event drew on the findings of the IOM and UNICEF joint report ‘Harrowing Journeys’, which highlights the high levels of abuse, trafficking and exploitation faced by children and youth on the move via the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe.
To mark the UK’s Anti-Slavery Day 2016, a
larming reports of human trafficking and exploitation along the Eastern and Central Mediterranean migrant routes were the object of further analysis by the British Red Cross (BRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in a joint evening seminar
IOM and BRC provided the wider counter-trafficking and modern slavery community with up-to-date and relevant information on trafficking concerns in Europe
. International guest speaker, Simona Moscarelli from IOM Italy, gave a first-hand account of efforts to identify and assist victims of trafficking in southern Europe
, particularly along Italy’s maritime border.