Centers to help people who have suffered not only from human trafficking but also from violence will start working in Odesa region
This year, only seven people in the Odesa region were able to receive the status of a victim of human trafficking, but after the victory, the authorities and communities plan to establish centers to help people who have suffered from human trafficking and violence.
This was stated by Yulia Zhukova, Deputy Director and Head of the Social Services Division of the Department of Social and Family Policy of Odesa Regional State Administration, at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion in 2022-2023, five women in Odesa region have been granted the status of a victim of human trafficking, which means they were forced to engage in illegal activities in another state. Two more cases have now been formed for victims of human trafficking to be granted this status.
“Women who have been granted the status of victims of human trafficking receive a one-time financial assistance in the amount of three subsistence minimums. In addition, they are provided with psychological support – various public organizations and charitable foundations, such as Caritas Ukraine, help us with this,” said Yulia Zhukova.
The regional administration plans to create centers to help people who have suffered not only from human trafficking, but also from violence, as well as for other vulnerable groups.
“The development of centers that will be able to help people who have suffered from violence and human trafficking will most likely begin after the victory – the creation of such centers is in the plans of the communities,” the official summarized.
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