In 2019, the death of Vietnamese migrants smuggled in a truck drew attention to a wider human trafficking problem | Photo: Gareth Fuller/empics/picture alliance
Greek Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarachi at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/JOHN THYS/POOL
The UK border police invests a lot of effort into detecting clandestine passengers in cargo traveling to the UK | Photo: Andrew Matthews/AP/picture-alliance
Migrants are seen walking near the Pournara migrant reception center in the Republic of Cyprus earlier this year - while in the distance, the flag of the self-declared TRNC is seen etched into the ground | Photo: Picture-alliance
The Alentejo region is seen as Portugal's agriculture epicentre | Photo: Jochen Faget/DW
From file: An Italian Guardia di Finanza operation in Lecce against an organization of human traffickers based in Italy and Greece, December 2019 | Photo: ANSA/ US GUARDIA DI FINANZA
The Eritrean suspect arrested in Ethiopia and extradited to Italy | Photo: POLIZIA DI STATO
A boat full of migrants reaches Lampedusa | Photo: ARCHIVE/ANSA/ CONCETTA RIZZO
Compared to other crime areas, such as drug trafficking or trafficking of weapons, it is more challenging to identify the indicators of trafficking in human beings in an online environment | Photo: Picture-alliance
Interior minister Gerhard Karner, translator Rasha Corti and Gerald Tatzgern, migration expert at the interior ministry, at the presentation of the campaign on August 23, 2022 | Photo: Press handout Austrian interior ministry  © BMI/Jürgen Makowecz
A handout photo made available by a local resident shows hundreds of migrants crossing the Spanish and Morocco Melilla border near Nador, Morocco, 24 June 2022 | Photo: EPA/STRINGER
Police in Germany arrested 18 individuals accused of smuggling people | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K.J. Hildenbrand