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Migration, Human Smuggling and Trafficking from Nigeria to Europe

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There are several hundreds of thousands of Nigerians throughout Europe, half of whom live in the United Kingdom. According to this report, emigration has represented a considerable drain of highly qualified labour from Nigeria, while at the same time, the Nigerians abroad represent a substantial resource to their country of origin and they send more than a billion US dollars back to their relatives every year.

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Leaving Nigeria

An estimated 15 million Nigerians live abroad, first and foremost in other West African countries, the US and in Western Europe (Gordon, 2003). Nigerians have a long tradition of mobility, but the volume, form and direction of the emigration has changed over time. This chapter will first focus on emigration in general, and then look at recruitment for trafficking in particular.

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