Migration and trafficking papers and reports

Our work focuses on the risks and benefits of migration and the health and well-being of vulnerable mobile groups, such as people who are trafficked, low-wage migrant workers and forced labourers, and displaced persons including refugees and asylum-seekers.

Read more about our work in this field.


The Study on Trafficking, Exploitation and Abuse in the Mekong Sub-region (STEAM) is a longitudinal survey of health consequences of human trafficking, and offers methodological guidance for the evaluation of a large NGO-funded intervention to prevent trafficking in seven Asian countries. Read more about this study.

Health and human trafficking

Health and human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Health of men, women, and children in post-trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: an observational cross-sectional study

The Health of Trafficked Women: A Survey of Women Entering Posttrafficking Services in Europe

The relationship of trauma to mental disorders among trafficked and sexually exploited women

Stolen Smiles

Stolen Smiles is the first study to use epidemiological methods to investigate the physical, sexual and mental health of trafficked women and adolescents. Read more about this study.

Stolen smiles

The health risks and consequences of trafficking in women and adolescents: Findings from a European Study

Stolen smiles: Summary report


Impact Case Study – This work was selected for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s application to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) and was highly rated. The REF is a new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions


Human trafficking and health: a conceptual model to inform policy, intervention and research

Prevalence and risk of violence and the physical, mental, and sexual health problems associated with human trafficking: systematic review

Lancet editorial


Labour Exploitation, Trafficking and Migrant Health: Multi-country Findings on the Health Risks and Consequences of Migrant and Trafficked Workers

Safer labour migration and community-based prevention of exploitation: The state of the evidence for programming

Asylum-seeking Women, Violence & Health: Results from a pilot study in Scotland and Belgium

Trafficking in Persons Report 2006

Trafficking in Persons Report 2007

Trafficking in Persons Report 2009

Anti-human trafficking manual for criminal justice practitioners

WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Interviewing Trafficked Women

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers Facilitator’s Guide

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