Tag Archives: People Smuggling

20 May 2015

UN Crime Commission opens, urges collective action to combat migrant smuggling

The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, has expressed horror and called the number of migrants dying in the Mediterranean ‘the latest reports of a tragedy seemingly without end’. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | UN anti-crime chief opens Crime Commission urging action to prevent migrant smuggling

23 September 2014

UK government promises GBP 12m to tackle ‘illegal immigration’ from Calais

The UK government has pledged GBP 12m to help France tackle the problem of ‘illegal immigrants’ trying to enter Britain through Calais. The deal, announced on 20 September 2014 by the UK home secretary, Theresa May, and France’s minister of interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, will also see increased cooperation between the two countries’ law enforcement agencies. (more…)

Source: The Guardian | British government pledges £12m to tackle 'illegal immigration' from Calais