In this part, we will give you some ideas and points to consider when you discuss the global challenge of people smuggling, based on the materials in Appendix 2 in the exam set.
Text 1 in Appendix 2 is a short opinion on people smuggling, extracted from an article posted on the Transnational Organized Crime website, titled “Smuggling of migrants: the harsh search for a better life”. The main idea in the extract is that people smuggling is a criminal act and a global concern.
Text 2 in Appendix 2 is a short comment from a refugee. The refugee considers that politicians are too hasty in criminalising people smuggling. He draws attention to the factors that push people into resorting to smugglers.
The statistics in Appendix 2 show that there are about 27 million slaves in the world today and 1. 2 million trafficked children in the world. Most of the victims of human trafficking come from Africa and Asia, closely followed by Europe. Trafficked persons end up as prostitutes, domes...