Showing posts with label human traffickers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label human traffickers. Show all posts

Saturday, July 7, 2018

'Fighting Traffickers': EU Commission Launches New Migration Programs in Africa

The European Commission
The European Commission said Friday it had approved three new programs worth 90.5 million euros ($106 million) to strengthen border management and protection of migrants in North Africa.

Friday, June 8, 2018

U.N. Security Council sanctions accused Libyan human traffickers

a migrant slave auction in Libya
The United Nations Security Council sanctioned six accused leaders of human trafficking networks operating inside Libya on Friday -- marking the first time traffickers have been put on an international sanctions list.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

European governments 'complicit in abuse of migrants'

abuse of migrants
Amnesty International has accused European governments of "complicity" in the detention under horrific conditions of migrants in Libya, especially through their assistance to the Libyan coastguard implicated in people trafficking.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

France wants UNSC meeting on Libya migrants

sanctions if Libyan authorities do not take action
France has called for a UN Security Council meeting on the treatment of migrants in Libya and will seek sanctions if Libyan authorities do not take action, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

Friday, August 11, 2017

UN chief saddened by forced drownings of scores of African migrants

forced drownings of scores of African migrants
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was "heart-broken" on Thursday following reports that smugglers, taking Horn of Africa migrants to Yemen, forced the victims off boats into the sea, resulting in the drowning of more than 50 migrants.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

29 drown as smugglers push migrants into sea off Yemen: IOM

Smugglers forced 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into rough seas off Yemen
Smugglers forced 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into rough seas off Yemen, leaving 29 dead and 22 missing, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Four on trial in Hungary over murder of 71 refugees

Four men have gone on trial in Hungary charged with murdering 71 refugees found suffocated to death in the back of a lorry at the height of Europe's migrant crisis in 2015.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hundreds of migrants under "slave market" conditions in North Africa, UN agency says

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday warned that hundreds of migrants are being held under "slave market" conditions in North Africa, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at UN headquarter.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

India Saves Almost 200 Children in Biggest Child Labor Bust

Indian police on Tuesday rescued nearly 200 children working in brick kilns in the southern state of Telangana, in one of the biggest operations contained within the government’s ongoing efforts to tackle child labor and trafficking.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Number of refugees, displaced persons hit record levels worldwide in 2015

The number of refugees and displaced persons in the world reached a record high of 60 million people in 2015, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told journalists on Wednesday after an international meeting of high security officials.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Η εμπορία ανθρώπων και η προστασία των θυμάτων. 10.000 ασυνόδευτα παιδιά έχουν εξαφανιστεί μετά την άφιξή τους στην ΕΕ το 2015.

Τα κράτη μέλη πρέπει να ενισχύσουν τις προσπάθειες για την προστασία των θυμάτων της εμπορίας ανθρώπων, ιδίως των γυναικών, και να λάβουν μέτρα για την πρόληψη και την παροχή βοήθειας και στήριξης, αναφέρει το ψήφισμα που υιοθέτησε η ολομέλεια του Ευρωκοινοβουλίου.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Security Council deplores maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea

UN, 23 April 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has deplored the recent maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea that resulted in up to 500 deaths when an overcrowded boat capsized en route from Libya to Europe, emphasizing the need for better coordination of efforts to deal with the smuggling of migrants.

Friday, April 15, 2016

EU approves air passenger data sharing, ending years of a standoff

The European Parliament (EP) voted on Thursday, while meeting for its plenary session here, that airlines should provide national authorities with data on their passengers for all flights originating from third countries, despite persistent doubts about the effectiveness of such a measure.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Indonesia turns to China as ethnic Uyghurs join would-be jihadists

Indonesian authorities are working with their counterparts in China to stem a flow of ethnic Uyghur militants seeking to join Islamist jihadists in the world's most populous Muslim country, Indonesia's counter-terrorism chief said.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

US State Department Stands By Human Trafficking Report

The U.S. State Department is standing by the accuracy of its annual global report on human trafficking, following a news report that accused senior diplomats of manipulating the rankings of more than a dozen strategically important countries.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2015 pass 2,000 (IOM)

More than 2,000 people have died so far this year trying to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday, making it the world's most dangerous migrant route.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.