EU provides new support to help migrants and victims of human trafficking

EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, has today announced a new project to promote and protect the rights of migrants moving between developing countries, worth over €10 million. The project focuses on two types of migrants: those who carry out domestic work in the recipient country (e.g. house-cleaning) and those who fall victim of human trafficking.

Currently, many developing countries without adequate migration or labour policy frameworks rely substantially on migrant labour force for their economic development. Migrants are vulnerable, and susceptible of being victims of forced labour, in particular in sectors such as domestic work, given the ‘invisible’ nature of their work. They also represent an easy target for human trafficking networks.

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