IOM responds to this significant alert and continues in training of frontline workers at the border, assistance centres and accommodation facilities who can warn about the risks of human trafficking and know what to do if they meet a potential victim of human trafficking.
IOM training in prevention of human trafficking, October 2022, Bratislava. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2022.
On 6 October 2022, IOM trained another group of professionals of organisations working with people fleeing the war in Ukraine. Among 12 participants there were representatives of Bottova Assistance Centre and interpreters from the Human Rights League, operating at this Centre.
Since the first days of the war to mid-October, IOM Slovakia trained in the counter-trafficking 144 frontline workers and volunteers.
As in the previous trainings, the participants learnt about mechanisms of human trafficking, how to recognize risky situations and how to safely refer a potential victim of human trafficking. IOM trainers also directed attention to safe travel of people coming from Ukraine and to a free mobile app Safe Travel & Work Abroad available in Slovak, Ukrainian and 9 other languages that can reduce the risks of human trafficking.
IOM joined the EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October and informed the media and public about IOM activities in prevention of human trafficking, especially targeted to people arriving from Ukraine to Slovakia.