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How Terrorism is Funded

Chatham House, London

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Loretta Napoleoni, Author, Merchants of Men: How Kidnapping, Ransom and Trafficking Funds Terrorism and ISIS

Overview

In this event, Loretta Napoleoni will argue that since the events of 9/11, and the following destabilization of regions in the Middle East and North Africa, there has been a marked increase in trafficking refugees to the coast of Europe.

She will discuss how trafficking has developed into a multibillion dollar business which criminal and jihadist groups control and are profiting from. Drawing from her first-hand interviews with people who have been trafficked themselves she will go on to analyse possible consequences for Europe and set out solutions that could help stem the flow of trafficking.