Alexandre Schick Emmanuel Ikechukwu Nweke Alice Fereday Ekaterina Golovko

Strengthening Policies against Organized Criminal Networks Involved in the Smuggling of Migrants and Related Crimes along the Central and Western Mediterranean Routes

A Talk by Alice Fereday , Mr Emmanuel Ikechukwu Nweke , Alexandre Schick and Ekaterina Golovko

About this Talk

Recent findings of a rapid data collection exercise will be presented. There is an extensive literature describing travel routes, smugglers' modus operandi, and migrant profiles that was reviewed to inform this rapid data collection. Additional information was gathered through interviews with key informants. The analysis covers basic topics such as existing and available data on migrant smuggling and organized crime; the main patterns of migrant smuggling along the central and western Mediterranean routes; and existing evidence on the interconnections between migrant smuggling and organized crime along the central and western Mediterranean routes.

19 October 2023, 07:00 AM

07:00 AM - 08:15 AM

About The Speakers

Alice Fereday

Alice Fereday

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Analyst specialised in human smuggling and trafficking in Niger and Chad.


Emmanuel Ikechukwu Nweke

Mr Emmanuel Ikechukwu Nweke

Desk Officer UNODC, International Organization Departement, MOFA, Nigeria

With a background in law and Masters Degree in Diplomatic Studies from University of Oxford, I have been engaged with issues of Drugs and Crime as Desk Officer at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria, Vienna, from 2018 through 2022, and currently the desk officer on Drugs and Crime at the Headquarters.


Alexandre Schick

Alexandre Schick

UNODC Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (HTMSS)


Ekaterina Golovko

Ekaterina Golovko

Independent consultant and researcher