human trafficking

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium | Photo: Virginia Mayo / EPA
Bangladeshis on board the Aquarius in May 2017 | Photo: Charlotte Boitiaux
From the archives: Police stop a refrigerated lorry where a migrant tried to hide | Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo / ANSA
Libyan coast guard patrol the sea between the towns of Sabratha and Zawiyah. Now the commander of the Zawiyah coast guard is being detained by the Libyan government, accused of involvement in people smuggling | Photo: Taha Jawashi / AFP
A federal police officer checks a traveler's documents at Frankfurt airport | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/B.Roessler
Migrants who were rescued off the coast of Libya rest at the Port of Tripoli before being transported to a detention center in Tripoli, Libya | PHOTO: EPA/STRINGER
The deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants inside this truck sent shockwaves around the world | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Rousseau
Detained migrants sitting in the Abu Salim detention center in Gasr Garabulli, 60 kilometers east of Tripoli, Libya | Photo: EPA/STR
Migrants found inside a refrigerated truck in Greece (archive) | Photo: Reuters/S.Karipidis
Migrants often hide away in cargo trucks across Europe in a bid to remain undetected while crossing national borders | Photo: Reuters
A screenshot from a video showing a Nigerian woman who was illegally taken to Italy and then forced to work as a prostitute | Photo: ANSA/Carabinieri
Two local police officers patrol in the area of the Duomo (Milan cathedral), Milan, northern Italy, 19 November 2015 | Photo:  picture alliance/dpa/M. Bazzi