A little-publicized aspect of the refugee crisis is that migrants have become a lucrative source of revenue in transit countries. Veteran investigative reporters Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie put their own safety at risk to document how criminal networks in Africa, the Middle East and Europe profit off migrants by engaging in human trafficking, extortion, forced prostitution and child exploitation. Writing in the Huffington Post’s online magazine Highline, they explain how the migrant business in some instances perpetuates the misery that created the refugee crisis in the first place. getAbstract recommends this first-rate investigative reporting along with its masterful multimedia presentation to policy makers and anyone interested in understanding detailed aspects of the refugee crisis.
About the Authors
Award-winning investigative journalist Malia Politzer has written about about Europe’s economic recession, the refugee crisis and immigration. Emily Kassie is a multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker focused on social injustice and violent conflicts.