Between 2008 and the end of 2018, IOM Slovakia staff in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and other donors, delivered 141 specialized trainings on prevention of trafficking in human beings and identification of victims of trafficking, in which 2,505 professionals, who come into contact with trafficked persons, participated.
Between 2006 and 2018, IOM Slovakia identified 213 victims of trafficking, of which 132 were women and 81 men. 162 have accepted IOM's help and entered the national Programme of Support and Protection of the Victims of Human Trafficking. IOM arranged safe returns of 124 identified victims to their countries of origin. By the end of 2014, IOM provided assistance with reintegration into daily life to 139 victims. The services provided were mainly social assistance, psychological and social counselling and support with the orientation at labour market.
From 2015, victims of trafficking after their return with IOM assistance could benefit from the services of other organisations that provide subsequent help and support.
Between 2008 and 2014, IOM operated the National Helpline for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings 0800 800 818. IOM staff provided 7,420 consultations and 37 victims of trafficking were identified and helped via this helpline. Since 15 December 2014, the National Helpline is operated by the Slovak Crisis Centre Dotyk.