Migrant smuggling often leads to the crime of human trafficking. Many adults, in their attempt to escape war or natural disaster, end up being trafficked and forced or sold into slavery.

The majority of women and children end up in sexual slavery. Let’s work to make migration safer and more regular.

“Where there is no demand, there is no supply”

“It’s everyone’s responsibility to ...actively counteract this shameful crime.”

“Everybody must respect human dignity”

“Every day we were beaten”


Many victims of trafficking are forced into begging and criminal activities. What can we do to protect them from this? And help rescue and then rehabilitate them?


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Global Compact on Migration: the response of the Church

"To Welcome, to Protect, to Promote, to Integrate." Pope Francis   The four verbs sum up the response to the challenges posed to the political community, to civil society and to...

Contemporary Migration: the opportunities beyond the Challenges

Mainz, 23 November 2018 - "Migration today is a global phenomenon, both in terms of the number of people involved as well as of geographical distribution. Indeed, if countries of...

“The Church must meet our youth in detention centers, at the borders.”

“The Church must meet our youth in detention centers, at the borders." Yadira, 29   Yadira, 29, is from a migrant background and now works with Mexican migrants in the...