Human Trafficking in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Globally, the most common forms of human trafficking in the Middle East include: sex trafficking of women and children, child trafficking for the purposes of begging or camel racing, forced labor of migrant workers in low skill economic sectors and forced domestic labor. Although not all cases of forced labor are instances of human trafficking, the vulnerability of individuals subject to forced labor conditions – in which involuntary work or service is extracted from a person under the menace of penalty- frequently renders them susceptible to human trafficking.

Human Trafficking In The Middle East: Manolas Story

Hélène Bohyn comes from Belgium and has been living in Lebanon for 3 years. She holds a Master degree in International Relations from St-Joseph University of Beirut. Hélène became involved in humanitarian projects through her work with Iraqi refugees within local NGOs. She is currently working on a research project on Human Trafficking in the Middle East within the International Labor Organization.

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Human Trafficking in the Middle East | DipNote Harroff-Tavel, H. & Nasri, A. Tricked and Trapped: Human Trafficking in the Middle East. International Labour Organization, ILO Regional Office for the Arab States: Beirut, Lebanon. (2013)

Human Trafficking in the Middle East

Harroff-Tavel, H. & Nasri, A. Tricked and Trapped: Human Trafficking in the Middle East. International Labour Organization, ILO Regional Office for the Arab States: Beirut, Lebanon. (2013)

Human Trafficking in the Middle East | Jewish Virtual Library


This video is produced by the ILO project "Improving Labour Migration Governance and Combating Human Trafficking in the Middle East" to give more information about the labour migration and human trafficking.In America, where we show our support for kidnapped or read that the terrorist organization has earned millions through human trafficking in the Middle East, it’s easy to believe that human trafficking is something that happens far away, to other people’s children. But according to the U.S. Department of Justice, 300,000 children in the United States are at risk for being sold into . This month, while your own children are excitedly making new friends at school, many others in this country are not nearly so lucky.ROMENA is actively dedicated to the issue of combating human trafficking in the Middle East and North Africa. Under , ROMENA has been assisting in strengthening the capacity of the Lebanese Government in combating trafficking of human beings. The launch of the Blue Heart Campaign in Lebanon will rally public opinion against this dilemma and seeks to encourage involvement and inspire action to help stop this crime. In virtue of this Campaign, people can show their solidarity with the victims of human trafficking. Moreover, the Campaign aspires to make the Blue Heart into an international symbol against human trafficking.External trafficking in Ethiopia is usually done by legal and illegal brokers who call themselves “agencies”. The most common target for these legal and illegal agents are uneducated girls ages 16 – 24 who live in rural areas. The most common destination of the external human trafficking is the Middle East followed by North Africa and other African countries such as Sudan, Djibouti and South Africa.