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Understanding contemporary human smuggling as a vector in migration: A field guide for migration management and humanitarian practitioners

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Understanding contemporary human smuggling as a vector in migration: A field guide for migration management and humanitarian practitioners

This guide analyses in depth the dynamics and trends of the human-smuggling industry, focusing on migration from and through the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa to Europe. Its goal is to provide practitioners, policymakers and law-enforcement officials with detailed information to enable them to understand how human smuggling works as a vector in migration, and to formulate a more effective, holistic policy response than has been achieved to date.

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Government
Intergovernmental Organization
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Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
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GCM Objectives
Keywords
Smuggling of migrants
Status
Published

Understanding contemporary human smuggling as a vector in migration: A field guide for migration management and humanitarian practitioners

This guide analyses in depth the dynamics and trends of the human-smuggling industry, focusing on migration from and through the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa to Europe. Its goal is to provide practitioners, policymakers and law-enforcement officials with detailed information to enable them to understand how human smuggling works as a vector in migration, and to formulate a more effective, holistic policy response than has been achieved to date.


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