Human trafficking is devastating societies around the world. Estimates stipulate that between 20 and over 40 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery.
In 2016, PMI IMPACT was created with the explicit aim of finding and funding sustainable solutions to combat illegal trade.
Africa has always been a difficult continent to secure from illicit actors. Areas are vast, hard to protect, and many borders are porous.
Illicit traders mimic legitimate businesses, using all channels to attract prospective buyers and sell to them.
Counterfeiters have been taking advantage of the tumultuous times. Police and media are warning the public to expect a steep rise in counterfeit goods.