Child Trafficking

New report: Baltic Sea Region Information Management to Prevent Trafficking

The Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at risk, EGCC, within the Council of the Baltic Sea States in cooperation with Save the Children Denmark, Tartu Child Support Centre in Estonia and Caritas in Lithuania has issued the report on how information on children victims of trafficking or at risk of becoming victims of trafficking is managed in the CBSS countries.

IOM Campaign against Trafficking

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented the "Buy Responsibly" Campaign in Vienna on Friday, 15th October, to coincide with EU Anti-Trafficking Day proceedings. By urging consumers to change their behaviour and find out "What's behind the things we buy", the "Buy Responsibly" Campaign draws public attention to the vital role consumers can play in combating human trafficking.This campaign addresses a gap in global counter-trafficking efforts which have until now, mainly focused on prevention and post-rescue assistance in source countries with little work being done to tackle the equally critical demand side, fuelled by consumer purchases.

Conference: Addressing trafficking in human beings: governments’ responses in the EU and NGO strategies outside the EU

Terre des Hommes Internation Federation organizes the conference entitled: " Addressing trafficking in human beings: governments’ responses in the EU and NGO strategies outside the EU” on October 20, 2010 in Brussels.The conference aims at sharing experiences and good practices with other practitioners, policy- and decision-makers active in the anti-trafficking and child protection fields. During the conference, will be assessed strategies against child trafficking implemented by NGOs outside the EU, as well as the anti-trafficking policy of EU Member States within the EU.

Trees only move in the wind. A study of unaccompanied Afghan children in Europe

The report summarizes the study on the situation of unaccompanied Afghan children in Europe. It was commissioned by UNHCR and conducted in 2010.
The analysis is based on a review of 198 cases. This is a relatively small number in relation to the total number of young Afghans who have made their way to Europe in recent years, and some of the information they provided could not be verified. Nevertheless the report presents in a comprehensive manner situation of minor Afghans, who constitute one of the largest groups of unaccompanied children who are currently making their way to Europe.