EBAN - FAQs

UNDERSTANDING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

WHAT IS MIGRATION?


Migration is where a person moves from one country to another. It can be by legal or illegal means and it can be either voluntary (with the consent of the person migrating) or forced (without their consent), but usually it is voluntary. Displacement of persons and trafficking are examples of forced migration.

A migrant is someone who leaves her/his community or country of origin to live, and possibly work and/or marry in another place. "Migrant" is an overarching term that covers many categories of migrants, including refugees, trafficked and undocumented persons and migrants who are in a smuggling situation.