Welcome to this web page! Below, you will find information about organisations that can offer you help and support.
If you are leaving Ukraine, here are 8 things to remember to keep yourself safe:
1. Travel in a group.
2. Make sure you tell someone you trust about the trip you are taking.
3. If someone in your group goes missing, tell the police immediately.
4. If you are under 18 and travelling alone make sure your family knows where you are every step of the way.
5. If someone offers you transportation, take a picture of them and their ID, their vehicle and registration and share it with your friends/family.
6. Always keep your ID, travel, and personal documents safe – never give them away only show them to officials if you need to.
7. Save emergency numbers on your mobile phone and always keep it with you.
8. People may offer you work, make sure you know the address of the workplace, share it with friends/family.
If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
Click here for some organisations that can help and support you.
Whether you are looking for work to provide for your family or to obtain accommodation, it is important to know how to find employment safely.
If you have left Ukraine, here are 4 things you should do to keep yourself safe:
1. Tell people where you are working. Note down the address and share it with your friends and family. You can also send them a photo of the address and share your location on your phone.
3. Always keep your ID, travel, and personal documents safe. Do not let your employer hold on to them.
4. Employment contracts can be there to protect you. The lack of a contract poses a risk to your working rights, such as being paid for your work.
If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
Indicators of suspicious recruitment
Some job ads posted online might not be legitimate. You should be suspicious of any recruitment process which has any of the following characteristics:
1. The employer demands secrecy
2. Recruiters pressure you, for example demanding personal information too early in the hiring process
3. You are not told the salary for the role at any stage in the hiring process
4. The organisation has minimal online presence
5. You are asked to pay a fee to secure the job
6. The trial period is indefinite
7. You are told that an employment contract is not required
8. The recruiter does not check your right to work
You can report suspicious job ads within The STOP APP.
Once you are employed
You should not have to experience any of the following at work:
- Not been paid for your work
- Being withheld your wages
- Being denied breaks and/or annual leave
- Restricted movement
- Restricted or no access to your earnings
- Being subject to intimidation, coercion, and/or physical or emotional abuse
- No access to your personal documents
- Excessive working hours
If you have experienced any of the above, know this should not be tolerated and there are organisations that can help you.
You can report such incidents within The STOP APP. If possible, document all violations at work in the form of photo/video materials. If anyone is in immediate danger, or a crime is being or has been committed, call the emergency services.
Make sure to make a note of what happened, including details of:
What the incident was
When it happened
Where it happened
Who was involved + any witnesses to the incident
This information will be important should you decide to seek help. You can download a form here.
These contact details will be updated regularly. Please mention STOP THE TRAFFIK if you contact any of the organisations listed below.
La Strada Poland
Foundation against Trafficking in Human Beings and Slavery
+48 22 628 99 99 (help and advice)
La Strada – Foundation against Trafficking in Human Beings and Slavery , PO Box 5 , EN 00 – 956 Warsaw 10
Salvation Army Poland
La Strada International – European NGO Platform against trafficking in human beings
Romanian national (governmental) Hotline against Human Trafficking
Hungarian Baptist Aid
Hungarian Baptist Aid provides regular relief assistance, by providing humanitarian aid as well as emotional and psychological support.
Baptista Szeretetszolgálat Alapítvány, Pf. 241, Budapest 1391
KOK – Network against Trafficking in Human Beings
The centres of specialised counselling in Germany are NGO´s which offer advice, ensure counselling through coordinated operations and support for the victims of trafficking in human beings.
08000 116 016 (only accessible from within Germany)
Lützowstr.102-104 Hof 1, Aufgang A 10785 Berlin
Helpline for Violence Against Women (Hilfetelefon Gewalt gegen Frauen): 08000 116 016 (only working from within Germany so no country code needed)
As Germany is a federal system all contact details of the organisation close to a person potentially affected by trafficking are obtained here.
Salvation Army/ Pestīšanas Armija
Offering help and support to people in different hardships in life.
Bruninieku iela 10a Riga LV-1001 Latvija
Relief Organisation – working with migrants and refugees
La Strada Ukraine
Ukraine, 03113, Kyiv – 113, PO Box 26Tel./fax: +380 44 205 36 95
National Toll Free Hot Line on prevention domestic violence, human trafficking and gender based discrimination.
Calls are free, anonymous, confidential.
Consultations also available via:
The Salvation Army provides specialist support for all adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales. They run a confidential referral helpline 0800 808 3733 which is available 24/7.
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112 European emergency number
If you or anyone you know are in immediate danger, call the 112 European emergency number. The number is free of charge, 24/7, anywhere in the European Union. You can dial 112 to reach the emergency services, including the police, emergency medical services and the fire brigade.
National Human Trafficking Hotlines
Please mention STOP THE TRAFFIK if you contact any of the organisations listed below.
European Freedom Network
List of all anti-trafficking hotlines in Europe
Poland: National Intervention & Consultation Centre for Victims of Trafficking
Hungary: Crisis Management and Information Hotline
In Hungary: 06 80 20 55 20 (anti-trafficking hotline) Abroad: +36 80/20-55-20
La Strada Moldova - National Anti-trafficking and Safe Migration Hotline: 0800 777 77 / Interaction (Transniestria) – Anti-Trafficking Hotline 0800 888 88
Violence Against Women Support Line
Anti-trafficking hotline (national): 80 00 20 12 Hotline Drosa Maja +371 286 12120 (24/7)
Slovakia: National Helpline for Victims of Trafficking
116111 European Helpline for Children and Adolescents
The European Helpline for Children and Adolescents provides psychological support for free to children and adolescents. The service helps children in need of care and protection and links them to services and resources. The helpline operates on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Calls to the helpline are free of charge.
United Kingdom: The Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline
The modern slavery and exploitation helpline provides information, advice, and guidance about any modern slavery issue relating to potential victims, businesses, and the public in the whole of the UK. We are free, confidential, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and available in 200 languages.
Greece: The 1109 National Human Trafficking Hotline
The hotline is available to answer all urgent calls related to human trafficking from anywhere in the country, 24/7, anonymously and with the ability for translation in over 200 languages. To call from Greece a Greek phone call provider dial 1109. 1109 (calls from Greece, a Greek phone call provider, free local call charge, 24/7 and confidential anonymously) 0030-2310019880 (calls from abroad free a foreign phone call provider, the cost depends on the provider's price list for Greece, 24/7 and confidential anonymously)
Information about human trafficking
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Human trafficking is the movement or recruitment of people, either through deception, coercion, or force for the purpose of exploitation. Traffickers often profit financially from exploiting people. People on the move from a conflict can be vulnerable.
There are many ways people might be lured and trapped into exploitation, including:
Refugees are often offered help with travel and accommodation in exchange for payment later. Do not agree unless you know all the details. This is a method traffickers use to control and exploit people and an example of debt bondage.
It is very important that whatever choice you make, you ensure you put your safety as a top priority.
A trafficker could be anybody. They can be any age, gender or nationality.
Most people want to help refugees, but there may be some who shouldn’t be trusted.
Traffickers often force people into doing things they don’t want to do. They will pressure and force people to stay in the situation using threats and intimidation.
Control methods include:
If you have found yourself in a situation you want to escape, there are organisations that can help you.