While many think slavery was a phenomenon of the past, it is a scourge of humanity that unfortunately is still very much prevalent around the world today.
In order to prevent migrant deaths and disappearances, practical protection measures are needed to guarantee safe and regular ways for migrants to reach their destinations.
In 2014, more than 5,000 migrant fatalities were recorded globally. Since then, the annual number of deaths recorded during migration has increased each year – totalling nearly 23,000 over the period between January 2014 and August 2017.
Media Monitoring Highlights
Al Jazeera’s Inside Story reported that EU foreign ministers are seeking a joint global strategy on refugees and migration as thousands continue to make perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. It spoke with IOM’s Joel Millman.