July 29, 2022, 13:03

Ministry of the Interior Tells How Not to Fall Prey to Human Traffickers

Kateryna Pavlichenko, Deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine made this statement at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“Tomorrow is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Ukraine joins the active effort against treating people as a live commodity; thus, today we talk about the situation in one of the most profitable areas of crime in the world that came into existence with russia’s all-out invasion,” Kateryna Pavlichenko, Deputy Minister of the Interior of Ukraine, said.

According to her, almost 9 million Ukrainians were displaced within and outside Ukraine after the start of the all-out war, including:

  • almost 6 million citizens registered abroad;
  • 3.7 million obtained temporary protected status in host countries.

Ukrainians who flee the war risk falling prey to human trafficking because women and children account for 90% of refugees.

The National Police developed some recommendations on not becoming victim to human traffickers.

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