The issue of human trafficking is one that has garnered increased attention recently in national headlines and human rights discussions. With the U.N. approximating more than 2.5 million victims worldwide, and leaders like President Obama bringing trafficking issues to the forefront of domestic and international policy, little debate has arisen to dispute the consensus that global action be taken to correct this great injustice.
Despite record numbers of migrants dying trying to enter Europe, EU remains reluctant to overhaul migration policies
On September 10th yet another migrant boat tragedy occurred in the Mediterranean Sea. According to survivors, Human traffickers deliberately capsized a ship off the coast of Malta, resulting in the deaths of nearly 300 people. The ship, which departed from Egypt, carried men, women, and children from Syria, Palestine, Sudan and Egypt. Two Palestinian survivors of the tragedy told the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that the smugglers laughed and taunted the migrants after ramming the ship, and even chopped at the hands of a drowning man trying to hold on to their boat. Continue reading
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