lybia a smuggling hypermarket

Libya: A smuggling hypermarket

TUNIS, Tunisia: Feeling powerless against the anarchy that surrounds the smuggling of oil, fuel, weapons and people in Libya, the mayor of the coastal city of Sabratha has made an impassioned plea for help.

rohingya misery a boon for smugglers

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Rohingya misery a boon for smugglers

DHAKA, Bangladesh: In squalid camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar dream of a better life abroad – and rely on increasingly high-tech smuggling networks to get them there.

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An industry built on human misery

As nations around the world grapple with the people smuggling trade, vital questions beg answers. How many criminals are involved in smuggling? Who are they? How many desperate people are smuggled each year? And how many lives are lost along the way?