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The IOM also warned that refugees and migrants who moved out of necessity were particularly affected by these restrictions and millions have found themselves stranded far from their residence and at risk.

At the same time, Eritreans who came to Ethiopia fleeing violence in their country were soon caught up in the fighting in Tigray: in March, satellite images showed that camps housing thousands of these refugees had been completely razed to the ground and all humanitarian aid facilities looted and vandalized. UN aid workers were unable to access the refugees until August, when they delivered urgently needed relief supplies.

The head of the migration agency, António Vitorino, warned in November that conflict, extreme poverty and weather-related emergencies had brought the country to the brink of collapse.

In October, UNHCR called on the Libyan government to immediately address the plight of asylum seekers and refugees in a humane manner, in line with international human rights law.

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Smuggled migrants are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse and their lives and safety are often at risk: they can suffocate inside containers, perish in the desert or drown at sea while being driven by smugglers who profit from a trade in which migrants become commodities. Because it is a clandestine crime, global value figures are difficult to determine with precision. However, based on two of the main smuggling routes: from East, North and West Africa to Europe and from South America to North America, it is estimated that this crime generates around US$ 6.75 billion annually for criminals operating in these regions alone [1]. However, that figure is presumably much higher at the global level.

Migrant smugglers are becoming increasingly well organized and establishing professional networks that transcend borders and regions. As with other forms of organized crime, groups involved in this criminal activity have expanded their operations by changing routes in an attempt to expand into other markets and evade state repression. Some groups have merged or established cooperative relationships, expanding their geographic scope and the range of their criminal activities. For some criminal groups, migrants are simply another illicit trafficking product, along with drugs and firearms, and because migrant smuggling is a highly profitable business with a relatively low risk of detection, this criminal activity is attractive to criminals.

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Rodolfo Casilla, a researcher at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, told EL PERIÓDICO that “what matters least to them is the waiting time they have to spend detained in the immigration station, which by law cannot be more than 90 days”.

Grabriela Rodríguez, director of the International Center for Human Rights of Migrants and former UN special rapporteur, tells ‘EL PERIÓDICO’ that many immigrants “do not enter the detention center voluntarily”, but are interned by Mexican immigration authorities, who intercept them when they arrive in the country.

Be that as it may, once inside the center, as most of the countries of origin do not have a consulate in Mexico to help process the deportation of the Simpapeles, unlike Central American immigrants, the government chooses to give them the paper, which most of them use to move north, to Tijuana (Baja California), one of the main entry points to the US.

The British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ has recently collected testimonies of people who have arrived in Mexico after weeks stuck in Nicaragua. Many of those interviewed, such as Habte Michael, from Eritrea, speak of armed robberies in the middle of the jungle, scams and sexual violence.

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For research and analysis on migration in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by country and by topic, visit our Migration Portal, which serves as a clearinghouse for reports from international organizations, governments, researchers and others; key immigration statistics; laws and regulations related to migration policy; and original commentary:

The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, D.C. dedicated to the analysis of the movement of people around the world. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policy at the local, national, and international levels.

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