As we deal with the impact of Coronavirus on our personal lives and communities, spare a thought for the incredible wider impact on the most marginalized and vulnerable.
Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives. Effects on the global economy means huge numbers of people are unemployed, many businesses are suffering and may never recover. The world is facing the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. All these factors impact directly on a person’s vulnerability to being trafficked or enslaved, as poverty and a lack of social and economic opportunities rise.
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) has issued the following comprehensive overview and information on these urgent issues, and suggest some holistic responses and interventions all concerned might take to address these issues.