Relevance of Communication in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
This is an output from a project that was part of the fifth Applied Research Fund (ARF) on mixed migration flows. The ARF is executed by NWO-WOTRO in close collaboration with the Platform. The call aims to strengthen the evidence-base for security and rule of law policies and programming, addressing the root causes, and the dynamics and consequences of mixed migration flows within and from fragile and conflict-affected settings.
The plight of refugees seeking to reach Europe escaping war and political conflict is something that continues to prove a challenge. The need to develop better policies and strategies and design better support interventions is imperative; however this can’t be achieved without having a comprehensive understanding of the refugee experiences of trauma and collective trauma. This paper argues that trauma support delivered, utilising the refugees’ own communication pathways, is key to successful integration of refugees reducing the risk of dangerous secondary migration.