The Climate Change – Human Trafficking Nexus

by Sabira Coelho, Jonathan Martens, Alexandra Cole et al.
International Organization for Migration (IOM), 2017

12 pp. 3.1 MB
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/mecc_infosheet_climate_change_
nexus.pdf

Climate change increases the risk of natural disasters and places a strain on livelihoods. This may contribute to high-risk behaviours and other negative coping strategies among affected populations, such as resorting to unscrupulous recruitment agencies associated with human smuggling and trafficking. This IOM infosheet explores the links between climate change, human trafficking and smuggling in the Asia-Pacific region. To address these challenges, the infosheet provides an overview of best practices from existing projects in the region.

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