Frontex and IOM hold webinar on countering trafficking and smuggling of children in the EU and the MENA region

Oct 15, 2020

Warsaw/Cairo- Today (15/10), Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), held a webinar on countering trafficking and smuggling of children in the European Union (EU) and the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).

The webinar is the first in a series of joint activities organised by Frontex and IOM to counter people smuggling and trafficking in human beings/in persons in 2020 in the MENA region. It was organised in the run-up to the 14th EU anti-trafficking day on 18 October and aimed to raise awareness, share experiences and highlight new challenges in the field of trafficking and smuggling of children, particularly in the context of COVID-19.

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Carmela Godeau, IOM Regional Director for MENA region