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Human Smuggling and Trafficking to Libya

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    Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House


In this Twitter Space, join Senior Research Fellow, Tim Eaton and Project Manager, Leah de Haan for a deep dive into the interaction of conflict dynamics and economic factors within the conflict supply chain of human smuggling and trafficking. By looking at some of the key hubs of Kufra, Sebha and Agadez, this Twitter Space asks how human smuggling and trafficking impacts communities experiencing conflict.


About the speaker:

Tim Eaton is a senior research fellow with Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Programme. His research focuses on the political economy of the Libyan conflict and he leads the XCEPT case study on human smuggling and trafficking across East and West Africa to Libya.


In 2018, he authored a report on the development of Libya’s war economy which illustrates how economic activities have become increasingly connected to violence. Prior to joining Chatham House, he worked for BBC Media Action, BBC’s international development charity, on projects in Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. He is a regular contributor to the media, having written for the Washington Post, BBC, Newsweek, CNN, War on the Rocks and the New Statesman, among others.

This Twitter Space was produced with support from the Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) project, funded by UK Aid from the UK government. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.