Human Trafficking in Times of Crisis

Human Trafficking in Times of Crisis

Apr
27
2016
9:30 to 11:00
in New York
15:30 to 17:00
in Geneva
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Add to Calendarhttp://interagencystandingcommittee.org/new-york-iasc-events/content/human-trafficking-times-crisis04-27-2016 17:30:0004-27-2016 19:00:0035Human Trafficking in Times of CrisisIn 2014, at the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict, IOM Director General stated“Human trafficking [may] flourish in emergencies because of the: increased vulnerability of affected populations, the breakdown of traditional support structures, and weakened state infrastructures and social service support systems. But, sadly, efforts to combat the problem are rarely given priority in emergency relief operations”. On 27 April, we will be joined by three experts to discuss human trafficking in times of natural disasters and conflicts: 1. Ginny Baumann, Senior Program Officer for the Freedom Fund, will present the report Understanding Vulnerabilities and Strengthening Response. After the earthquakes in 2015 in Nepal, the Freedom Fund supported trainings for local field staff, many of whom were displaced, so they could help people protect themselves in hard to reach areas. The report provides recommendations on equipping locally-based NGOs to help residents during humanitarian crises for protection against trafficking and other abuse and exploitation. She will also touch on the report, Struggling to Survive: Slavery and Exploitation of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. The Freedom Fund if a philanthropic initiative designed to bring strategic and financial resources to the fight against modern slavery. 2. Simone Monasebian, Director of the UNODC New York Office, will give an overview of the current legal framework and ongoing developments within the UN on human trafficking, including in humanitarian situations. She will also highlight important upcoming opportunities for action on human trafficking, as well as UNODC's planned activities in this regard. UNODC will launch the third edition of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons later this year. 3. Michela Macchiavello, Assistance to the Vulnerable Migrant Specialist of the International Organization for Migration, will present IOM's report on Addressing Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis, in particular recommendations made by the report to the IASC. This research, which spans over the past 11 years of crisis, includes conflicts, natural disasters and protracted crises. This presentation will focus on the research main findings and recommendations and introduce IOM’s current work on addressing the issue of trafficking and exploitation in current crisis. We would also like to highlight CARITAS research action on trafficking in human beings in conflict and post conflict situations. Presentations will last 7 minutes each and will be followed by an interactive dialogue focused on:  * Gaps in the global response to human trafficking in humanitarian emergencies, * Best practices, and* Recommendations to international organizations. Additional documents: 1. The IOM Research paper ‘Addressing human trafficking and exploitation in times of crisis: evidence and recommendations (June 2015): http://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/press_release/file/CT_in_Crisis_FINAL.pdf 2. IOM Research paper ‘Addressing human trafficking and exploitation in times of crisis, full study (Dec. 2015): https://publications.iom.int/system/files/addressing_human_trafficking_dec2015.pdf 3. MICIC Brief: Responding to Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis (January 2016): http://micicinitiative.iom.int/sites/default/files/brief/Trafficking%20Issue%20Brief%20final.pdf New York, UN SecretariatfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Description

In 2014, at the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict, IOM Director General stated“Human trafficking [may] flourish in emergencies because of the: increased vulnerability of affected populations, the breakdown of traditional support structures, and weakened state infrastructures and social service support systems. But, sadly, efforts to combat the problem are rarely given priority in emergency relief operations”.

On 27 April, we will be joined by three experts to discuss human trafficking in times of natural disasters and conflicts:

1. Ginny Baumann, Senior Program Officer for the Freedom Fund, will present the report Understanding Vulnerabilities and Strengthening Response. After the earthquakes in 2015 in Nepal, the Freedom Fund supported trainings for local field staff, many of whom were displaced, so they could help people protect themselves in hard to reach areas. The report provides recommendations on equipping locally-based NGOs to help residents during humanitarian crises for protection against trafficking and other abuse and exploitation. She will also touch on the report, Struggling to Survive: Slavery and Exploitation of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. The Freedom Fund if a philanthropic initiative designed to bring strategic and financial resources to the fight against modern slavery.

2. Simone Monasebian, Director of the UNODC New York Office, will give an overview of the current legal framework and ongoing developments within the UN on human trafficking, including in humanitarian situations. She will also highlight important upcoming opportunities for action on human trafficking, as well as UNODC's planned activities in this regard. UNODC will launch the third edition of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons later this year.

3. Michela Macchiavello, Assistance to the Vulnerable Migrant Specialist of the International Organization for Migration, will present IOM's report on Addressing Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis, in particular recommendations made by the report to the IASC. This research, which spans over the past 11 years of crisis, includes conflicts, natural disasters and protracted crises. This presentation will focus on the research main findings and recommendations and introduce IOM’s current work on addressing the issue of trafficking and exploitation in current crisis.

We would also like to highlight CARITAS research action on trafficking in human beings in conflict and post conflict situations.

Presentations will last 7 minutes each and will be followed by an interactive dialogue focused on: 

* Gaps in the global response to human trafficking in humanitarian emergencies,
* Best practices, and
* Recommendations to international organizations.

Additional documents:

1. The IOM Research paper ‘Addressing human trafficking and exploitation in times of crisis: evidence and recommendations (June 2015): http://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/press_release/file/CT_in_Crisis_FINAL.pdf
2. IOM Research paper ‘Addressing human trafficking and exploitation in times of crisis, full study (Dec. 2015): https://publications.iom.int/system/files/addressing_human_trafficking_dec2015.pdf
3. MICIC Brief: Responding to Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis (January 2016): http://micicinitiative.iom.int/sites/default/files/brief/Trafficking%20Issue%20Brief%20final.pdf

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New York
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