Human smuggling

What’s the difference between smuggling and human trafficking?

What’s the difference between smuggling and human trafficking? They both involve the movement of people, but there are three crucial differences

Smuggling or trafficking?

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There are three crucial differences: location, consent and exploitation.

Location
– Smuggling crosses international borders.
– Trafficking can happen across international borders, or within one country. It can involve movement between cities, towns, rural locations, or even from one street to the next.

Consent
– Smuggling is a service a person asks for. It might be dangerous, but that person chooses to take on the journey.
– Trafficking involves either forcing a person to travel, or deceiving a person into taking on a journey under false promises of jobs, payment or safety at the end of that journey

Exploitation
– Smuggling is limited to one financial transaction in exchange for illegal entry to a country. Once the payment and border crossing is complete, the exchange ends, and the person is free to make other choices.
– Trafficking uses threat, force, coercion or deception against a person for the purpose of exploitation. A trafficked person can be exploited at the final destination and/or during the journey.

More info on: www.stopthetraffik.org/smuggling-trafficking-knowing-differences/