While every human trafficking victim is different, a common thread they share is the presence of a vulnerability that traffickers exploit. Those types of vulnerabilities are rampant in the aftermath of natural disasters. Following the recent climate disasters Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the earthquake in Mexico, members of the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking believed it would be helpful to share some resources they have compiled. We are happy to post these below.
A module entitled “Human Trafficking and Environmental Refugees” for reflection and discussion.
Sources for the module’s content are:
- United Nations Woman Watch
- United Nations Environmental Program Handbook for Protection on Internally Displaced Persons
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Trafficking Risks for Refugees
A second resource was provided in early September by Polaris Project:
A report from the International Organization for Migration: "The Climate Change-Human Trafficking Nexus”