Emergency Management

Responding to the intersection of climate instability and events

There is a nexus between natural disasters and increases in both labor and sex trafficking of displaced people and relief workers. The Houston Mayor’s Office proactively took steps to mitigate the potential impact disasters have on human trafficking by developing a short and long-term disaster response that can serve as a model for future disasters. Our response includes preventative direct outreach in disaster shelters and consular and corporate engagement long after the disaster. The materials included in the Toolkit were used by the Houston Mayor’s Office during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

Thomson Reuters Institute

Human trafficking toolkits

These toolkits contain resources, tools, and information for organizations collaborating in public and private partnerships to combat human trafficking.