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Human Trafficking in Ukraine

Human Trafficking and War

Has the recent conflict between Ukraine and Russia caused an increase of human trafficking within Ukrainian residents fleeing war? This post aims to provide a discussion on how local organisations and volunteers are protecting vulnerable citizens.

What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that occurs in most countries around the world, with a staggering 40.3 million individuals estimated to be in situations of forced labour and marriage (Zimmerman, 2021). Today it is commonly referred to as “modern slavery”.