Concern is being raised about the level of human trafficking involved in the recent surge of refugees moving towards Europe.
The issue is the focus of a new project involving the Immigrant Council of Ireland and six other Europe wide organisations.
The group has said it is also concerned about the low numbers of refugees who are successful in their applications for asylum both in Ireland and the wider European area.
New figures show that more than half a million people have made their way to Europe so far this year - double the number for all of 2014.
Anti Trafficking manager with the Immigrant Council Nusha Yonkova says many of those are being trafficked and don't know their rights.
“Very few victims of trafficking in human beings applying for asylum are successful refugees or granted status because they have enormous difficulties expressing their individual story.
“They are often under duress or influence, not always aware of their rights or even understand them.”