Category Trafficking

Yemen’s other refugee crisis [Al Jazeera]

Feature on a campaign to raise awareness of asylum seekers fleeing into Yemen. First published in Al Jazeera on 11 March 2017: Yemen is currently home to more than 270,000 refugees and asylum seekers, predominantly from Africa, according to UNHCR. In 2016, at least 117,000 more arrived, the agency said. The influx has alarmed humanitarian workers […]

World Refugee Day: Children failed by an inadequate system

This year, World Refugee Day has arrived in conjunction with what could be called the precipice of the refugee crisis. Migration of those fleeing conflict has reached unprecedented levels: Since January 2015, 1.2 million people have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean sea to reach Europe; in 2016 so far, 35% of arrivals by sea have been children and […]

The inverse Libyan migrant issue

Libya is regularly making headlines these days for its influx of migrants coming towards Europe. The desperate rallying on policy and now tactical responses to this problem is because immigration is a political hot potato that’s looking at all options rather than embracing humanitarian principles of asylum and human rights obligations of non-refoulement. This emphasis […]

Anti-trafficking strategies: Putting the Victim First

                      In Malaysia, victims of trafficking are often treated like criminals. Analysts claim human trafficking is rife on every continent on the globe; present in almost every country and, according to the recent annual report of the US State Department onTrafficking in Persons (TIP), the situation […]

Taking Up Chains

A community pulling together and standing up against a growing ill and stamping their feet to say ‘no, not in my neighbourhood’; marching to make the rest of Croydon aware of just what has been creeping up around them. That’s what CCAT did on Saturday 28th September 2013 and just to make sure they didn’t […]

Legalising prostitution in China

An article in the Economist last month saw a debate emerge which is by no means new amongst anti-trafficking activists, despite the title ‘Old Profession, New Debate’. It brings you the campaign of Ye Haitan, looking to legalise prostitution in China and who has even volunteered as a prostitute for two days as a campaign […]

Human Trafficking in Pakistan Part 4 – The Government Response

In 2002, the US, in their annual report on trafficking in persons, took Pakistan off the watchlist as countries who were not making any effort in the fight against trafficking. The reason for this removal was because Pakistan made an action to create a piece of legislation, called the Prevention and Control against Human Trafficking […]