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Global Human Trafficking Now a $32 Billion Industry

According to the head of one of France’s most prominent asylum seeker support organisations, the global network of human traffickers which aid migrants across borders into Europe and elsewhere constitute a $32 billion (£25bn) industry.

Turmoil exploited by people smugglers since the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi has made Libya the main gateway for African migrants seeking to make dangerous Mediterranean crossings

Underage Migrants Forced Into Sex Slavery By People Traffickers

As the number of underage migrants coming to Europe grows, many cannot afford the trip and end up in the hands of organized criminal gangs who force them into prostitution. A club in Dortmund is attempting to tackle this problem.

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People Smugglers Find New Route Into Britain

From Sky News: Migrants are avoiding tough new security measures in Calais by choosing quiet beaches in France to launch attempts to cross the Channel, Sky News has been told. Local people say there is something strange happening on a


Convoy Activists In Austria Face People Trafficking Charges

Self-styled activists who led a mass “refugee convoy” and drove from Austria into Hungary before returning with migrants could face criminal charges of people smuggling. At least three people who took part in the mass action, an increasingly common ploy in the migrant

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