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Memo: How not to become a victim of human trafficking

As a result of the full-scale Russian invasion, millions of Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes in search of safe places. Many citizens (mostly women and children) go abroad. Panic, fear of the unknown, stress and fatigue - unfortunately, such conditions can be used by human traffickers.

How to protect yourself?

  • Do not give the originals of documents to anyone, show them only to border guards when passing passport control;

  • Put copies of documents in different places, save them on your phone and send them by e-mail;

  • Make it a rule to constantly call your family on the agreed day and time. Agree in advance with relatives about the "code word" in the conversation, in case you can not talk freely on the phone, under someone's supervision;

  • Do not get in a car with strangers, especially if you are the only passenger. If you still have to do it - take a picture of the car number and send this information to friends, acquaintances;

  • Do not borrow from strangers, and do not accept gifts from them to avoid dependence;

  • Do not agree to work of a dubious nature;

  • Do not give your mobile phone to anyone;

  • Examine emergency telephone numbers (assistance in the EU - 112).

Useful resources

A special chatbot "Safety of Women Abroad" has also been created for those who need help.

A21, an anti-trafficking organization, operates in Ukraine and abroad. Tel. in Ukraine: 15-47.

La Strada-Ukraine works to ensure children's rights and combat human trafficking. Tel. in Ukraine: 116 123 (from mobile).

Remember that you can always contact the Anti-Trafficking Hotlines at:

Poland - Helpline +48 22 628 99 99

Czech Republic - +420 222 721 810, +420 222 717 171, 8 000 777 77

Bulgaria - 0800 186 76

Slovakia - (hotline for citizens of Ukraine) +421 918 366 968

Moldova - 0 800 77777 (calls from Moldova), +373 22 23 33 09 (calls from abroad).



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