In light of the sudden dispersement of more than two million people fleeing as refugees from the war in Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has published a series of recommendations for anti-trafficking prevention measures.
The recommendations are directed towards the governments of OSCE-participating States to take action to ensure the safety of refugees from traffickers. They highlight the increased vulnerability of the large numbers of persons in transit, mostly who are women and children, to become victims of human trafficking for criminal purposes such as sexual and labour exploitation. As well as immediate measures, the document foresees and addresses longer-term challenges such as integration of displaced people into destination communities, which the OSCE seeks to help governments to tackle.
The recommendations can be read or downloaded HERE in the OSCE’s online library of resources.