The AML-THB Project
This is a regional programme, funded by the European Union’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). The aim of this programme is to improve the coordination and investigation methods used against cross-border criminal organisations that profit from irregular migration, human trafficking and other types of organised crime; with an aim to disrupt these criminal activities.
Human trafficking and migrant smuggling are one of the most profitable crimes in the Greater Horn of Africa region. An Ethiopian migrant moving to Yemen via Somalia may pay up to US$ 1,540 for the journey to smugglers, while maritime crossings from Somalia to Yemen reportedly cost up to US$ 2,504. Given the high number of people that use these migration routes every year, the benefits generated by these criminal activities are huge.
Project Director’s Message
It is a great pleasure to communicate with you through this website. Through it, we will now reach you quickly and with more elaborate and comprehensive contents.
While it will give the Anti-Money Laundering – Trafficking in Human Being (AML-THB) project visibility, it will also, above all, show what we have done, what we are doing, what we are going to do and why we are doing it. The AML-THB project, funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) and implemented by the French CIVIPOL operator, started modestly with 9 countries in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA), plus Yemen. Today, we have grown to cover 16 countries, and soon, several observer countries may join us soon.