Launch of the Migration Action Group’s report on Migrants’ vulnerability to human trafficking, modern slavery, and forced labour

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  • Walk Free Foundation, International Organization for Migration, United Kingdom Department for International Development

A new report out today examines the connection between migration and modern slavery, and focuses on which migrants are most vulnerable, and in what circumstances, to modern slavery.

Prepared by Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free initiative and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the Alliance 8.7 Action Group on Migration, the report provides recommendations on key steps governments can take to address this risk.

The report confirms certain sub-groups of migrants that are at particular risk. This includes migrants who are fleeing violence and conflict, migrants who have been dislocated from community and family support structures without access to legitimate forms of employment, legal status or social protection, migrants who are moving or working through irregular channels, and migrants who are working in sectors that are out of sight (such as work at sea or in private homes) or in sectors of the economy that are not covered by labour laws.