Targeting vulnerabilities : The Impact of the Syrian War and Refugee Situation on Trafficking in Persons (ICMPD)
This new study by ICMPD, "Targeting Vulnerabilities", examines the impact of the Syrian war on trafficking in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
The study "Targeting vulnerabilities : The Impact of the Syrian War and Refugee Situation on Trafficking in Persons" is orientated around the research question: What are the effects of the Syrian war and refugee situation on trafficking in persons in Syria and its neighbouring countries? The results of the research on situations of vulnerability to trafficking and on indications of trafficking cases are presented and analysed.
Some key findings of the study :
- People are often trafficked or exploited because they are not able to meet their basic needs. This is exacerbated by complications in relation to legal residence status in host countries and legal authorisation to work.
- Much of the exploitation taking place is not carried out by organised transnational groups, but rather involves family members, acquaintances and neighbours. The context of general vulnerability means that there are often factors that leave families with no viable alternative for survival other than situations that could be defined as exploitation and trafficking in national and international law.
The Full report, the Policy Brief with recommandations and a short summary of the study can be found here.