Humanitarian responses

The Commissioner has worked to ensure incorporation of protection measures against modern slavery into emergency humanitarian responses.


In May 2016, to coincide with the World Humanitarian Summit, the Commissioner wrote an article for The Independent highlighting the fact that disaster and crisis situations are resulting in increased levels of human slavery across the world. The Commissioner has been engaging with the UK Government regarding increasing the priority of modern slavery within the Department for International Development’s programming agenda and incorporating modern slavery into their crisis responses.


The Commissioner’s advice to the UK Government on modern slavery linked to the migrant and refugee crisis makes a number of concrete recommendations as to how protections could be embedded in the response.

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