Did you know?

How many people are trafficked and/or exploited?

Human trafficking and labour exploitation is happening all over Europe. How do we know this?

As is shown on our map, cases of forced labour involving many people are occasionally exposed and appear in the media. European NGOs deal with victims of human trafficking and/or severe labour exploitation on a regular basis. Each year, national authorities register officially identified victims of human trafficking. And in 2012, the International Labour Organisation estimated that 880,000 people are in a situation of forced labour in the EU alone (see disclaimer).

However, the changing nature of human trafficking, as well as the challenges in the identification of victims and collecting data, make it difficult to get a complete picture.

Why don’t we have the whole picture?

What action is needed to improve our knowledge and awareness?