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Description:

In the light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, human trafficking has risen to the forefront of global news reports as well as in public policy discourse.

Over the course of the last decade, natural disasters have occurred in varying size and scope leaving many populations increasingly vulnerable to traffickers. Disasters create catastrophic circumstances of chaos, disorganization, and destruction for predatory opportunists to capitalize on these cataclysmic situations.

What can be done to prevent human trafficking of vulnerable populations during a disaster? This Webinar will focus on the best practices to combat trafficking in the wake of natural disasters or other events involving mass casualties. This Webinar is sponsored by:

  • Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. State Department
  • Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Government Innovators Network, Harvard Kennedy School

Resources:

Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking at the Harvard Kennedy School

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Trafficking in Persons Reports (annual) 2001 through 2009

“Lost Children of Haiti” on 60 Minutes/ CBS News with Jean-Robert Cadet

Jean-Robert Cadet - Facebook page

Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University

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