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Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade

The Guardian - 5 May 2015 - Criminal networks using cover of rescue effort to target poor rural communities in country from which an estimated 15,000 girls are trafficked a year, warn NGOs

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 07, 2015 10:31 AM |
Filed under: Sex work, Human Trafficking
Rise in human trafficking reveals poverty of our response to Nepal earthquake

The Guardian - 6 May 2015 - Opportunists are pouncing on the chaos in Nepal to force vulnerable people into slavery. It’s not a new problem – but one we urgently need to address

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 07, 2015 10:27 AM |
Filed under: Human Trafficking
Nepal's overseas migrant workers face tough decisions after quake

LA Times - 5 May 2015 - The destruction on television and his family's despondent voices on the other end of the phone overpowered Shivaram Pariyar.

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 06, 2015 04:33 PM |
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Resources
Be informed! Your ticket to decent work and safe migration : a catalogue of selected services for health professionals, skilled and other migrants

This directory of services to health professionals and skilled workers contains basic information about the various phases of the migration journey: predeparture, on-site and return to the Philippines. It is intended for Filipino health professionals and other skilled workers who are considering taking up employment overseas. It seeks to empower health workers to make informed decisions. For anyone considering migration, accessing the right information at the right time is the best way to remain in control of the migration experience and a guarantee for a positive migration experience.

Posted by Eliza Marks at May 04, 2015 09:20 AM |
Filed under: Safe migration
ILMS Database for ASEAN Fact Sheet

Fact sheet on the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project-developed International Labour Migration Statistics Database for ASEAN

Posted by Eliza Marks at Apr 30, 2015 04:19 PM |
Migrant Smuggling in Asia: Current Trends and Related Challenges

The report Migrant Smuggling in Asia: Current Trends and Related Challenges analyses the smuggling of migrants in 28 states from the Middle East to the Pacific and finds that criminal networks are creatively exploiting gaps between demand and regular migration, with smuggling fees to get to some destinations now reported as high as USD $50,000. The report also stresses that a significant number of migrants use smugglers to cross borders in order to seek a better life, but end up in human trafficking situations. Far away from home and working illegally, smuggled migrants have little ability to assert basic rights and become vulnerable to abuse, trafficking and exploitation.

Posted by Eliza Marks at Apr 28, 2015 12:00 AM |
Filed under: Migrant smuggling
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