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Plight of Nepali migrants: UAE emerging as transit point for human trafficking
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Plight of Nepali migrants: UAE emerging as transit point for human trafficking

In recent times, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has increasingly become a transit point for human traffickers, exploiting the vulnerabilities of Nepali migrants seeking better opportunities abroad. Due to the easy accessibility of visit visas, many find themselves face to face with deception and exploitation. Tej Bahadur Chhetri, the Nepali ambassador to the UAE, raises...

The Hotspots of Modern Slavery
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The Hotspots of Modern Slavery

Approximately 10.5 percent of North Korea‘s population, including migrant workers and human trafficking victims, are categorized as modern slaves, according to data by the Walk Free Foundation. While this only amounts to roughly five percent of the total of estimated modern slaves worldwide, our chart shows that only one other country comes close to this population...

The Kingpin Who Kidnapped Migrants for Ransom
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The Kingpin Who Kidnapped Migrants for Ransom

An Eritrean trafficker promised to help Africans desperate to reach Europe—then brutalized them inside a Libyan compound while extorting their families back home. With his fortune, he partied in Dubai. Daniel Yalke was twenty when he left Ethiopia and set off for Europe. One of six siblings from a poor family in Cherkos, a tough...

New London exhibition opens exposing human trafficking from Africa to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sexual exploitation
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New London exhibition opens exposing human trafficking from Africa to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sexual exploitation

A new exhibition is launching in London on 17 November exposing the trafficking of African women for sexual exploitation in the UAE, entitled: ‘Send Them Home – Stop Human Trafficking’ (https://SendThemHome.co.uk). The women featured in the exhibition are some of thousands of vulnerable women who arrive in Dubai every year from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and...

Big international hotel brands must take seriously their role in stamping out human trafficking
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Big international hotel brands must take seriously their role in stamping out human trafficking

In Dubai, the glittering heart of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), women who have been trafficked from around the world are manipulated and forced into sex work. Many of these women must seek clients in the city’s lavish hotels where staff and management turn a blind eye. The anonymity provided by five-star hotels, often operated...

MODERN SLAVERY IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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MODERN SLAVERY IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the second highest prevalence in the Arab States region, and the seventh highest prevalence in the Global Slavery Index. Migrant workers in the UAE are particularly vulnerable under the kafala (sponsorship) system, a restrictive work permit system that ties migrant workers to their employer.1 The system embeds a steep power...

Growing restrictions on legal migration to the EU linked to the trafficking of African women to Dubai
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Growing restrictions on legal migration to the EU linked to the trafficking of African women to Dubai

The curtailing of legal migration pathways to Europe can play a role in human trafficking operations in countries far away from the bloc. InfoMigrants talked to several experts to examine the cross-country impact of stricter EU border policy. Europe has long ranked as one of the top destinations for economic migrants from Africa looking for...