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