most people flee over Africa to Europe by boat

UN survey of 9,000 people travelling overland through Africa and arriving in by boat in Europe also reveals emerging trend in organ and blood trafficking

More than 70% of migrants travelling overland through north Africa to Europe have become victims of human trafficking, organ trafficking and exploitation along the way, according to the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The IOM’s surveys of migrants arriving in Europe by boat reveal that nearly three-quarters of those interviewed show strong indicators of having been trafficked or exploited for profit by criminals at some point on their journey.

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