On 20 September 2022, IOM Slovakia organized a training for the representatives of organisations and institutions that are present at the Bottova Assistance Centre in Bratislava and assist people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
IOM training in prevention of human trafficking, September 2022, Bratislava. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2022.
Altogether 12 professionals from the Tenenet, Human Rights League, Bratislava Magistrate, Bratislavská Arcidiecézna Charita and Scouting Slovakia attended the training. They received basic information about human trafficking, its mechanism and about the most common myths about human trafficking.
As they are in a daily contact with people searching for a refuge in Slovakia, they can play an important role in awareness raising on the risks of trafficking in human beings.
The participants also learnt:
- how to recognize risky situations that people in vulnerable situation can experience,
- how to support safe travel of people coming from Ukraine,
- what to do and where to turn if they meet a victim of human trafficking.
Trainings on counter-trafficking are an essential component of the IOM response to the crisis in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, IOM has conducted 15 training for more than 160 frontline and healthcare workers and other professionals involved in provision of services for refugees and third-country nationals.