Latest publications on Trafficking & Smuggling

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Trafficking in Mixed Migration Flows

Exploitation of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe

Since tightening internal and external borders and signing the March 2016 EU-Turkey Agreement, European governments have heralded their success in reducing the number of refugees and other migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey. However, the same policies that have reduced migration flows have simultaneously driven protection concerns for those still on the move, who rely more heavily on people smugglers to reach their destinations undetected.

Photo: UNWomen/Christopher Herwig Women and girls on the move

Women and girls on the move

A gender analysis of mixed migration from the Middle East to Europe

This briefing paper focuses on the experience of women and girls travelling to Europe, in order to provide a more detailed understanding of factors surrounding the decision to leave home, the type of journey undertaken, and their experience along the way. Produced by the Joint Analysis Unit on behalf of the newly established Mixed Migration Platform, this briefing paper is the first in a series of studies examining specific issues pertinent to migration to, from and within the Middle East region.