GMDAC Director Frank Laczko discusses smuggling data

Published Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

News agencies from 10 countries launched in June the “MINDS Global Spotlight project” investigating into migrant smuggling on a global scale.

The first Global Spotlight under the auspices of news business intelligence network MINDS International, exposes criminal networks preying on vulnerable families dislodged from their homes through war, persecution and poverty. In-depth analysis of migrant smuggling's root causes, travel patterns and the social impact in the world's smuggling hotspots are showcased in more than 50 articles, videos and infographics.

The director of IOM´s Data Analysis Centre, Frank Laczko, is interviewed about available data on smuggling and data collected by the Missing Migrants Project.