“We must and can work together to ensure safety and dignity for all”
-William L. Swing, Former IOM Director General
Economic desperation, and dangerous journeys through irregular channels increase migrants’ vulnerability to human trafficking. The risks are even more serious for migrating women and children.
Many are trafficked for the purposes of sexual or labor exploitation.
IOM provides protection and assistance to victims of trafficking to protect their freedom and give them a chance at a new life.
IOM’s assistance can include safe accommodation, medical and psychosocial support, and assisted voluntary return and reintegration.