Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring or receiving a person through use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
Human trafficking is also a serious problem here in Europe. We had the opportunity to ask Myria Vassiliadou about her work as an EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, a position she was appointed to less than a year ago.