13 iunie 2018

People smugglers make billions: UN report

al-monitor.com

People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report Wednesday as the plight of refugees worldwide continues to top the headlines. The report, issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said people-smuggling rings earned some $7.0 billion (7.0 billion euros) in 2016 -- an amount, it noted, equal to US and EU humanitarian aid that year. The figures are the latest available covering 30 major migrant routes in Africa, Europe, North [...]