Maldives

Key Points

  • Demand for workers in industries, such as construction and tourism, skill shortages and higher wages are pull factors for migrant workers, which mainly come from neighbouring countries.
  • Limited scope to prosecute trafficking-related offences provide conditions which can result in forced labour.
  • Environmental concerns stemming from the effects of climate change and natural disasters are putting the country in an extremely vulnerable position in which it may have to resort to forced migration.