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    Human trafficking: important information for Ukrainian citizens seeking protection in Bulgaria

    Posted by Bulgaria for Ukraine on March 15, 2022
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    People fleeing areas of military conflict seeking protection in other countries are extremely vulnerable to involvement in human trafficking and exploitation.

    Human trafficking is a serious crime against people, a serious violation of human rights and abuse of human dignity.

    Human trafficking always involves the exploitation of victims in various forms:

    • sexual exploitation, including forced prostitution;
    • forced / compulsory labor;
    • slavery, forced obedience and similar practices;
    • removal of organs;
    • begging and other coercive criminal activities.

    In Bulgaria, the use of services provided by victims of trafficking is a crime.

    What to watch out for:

    • Do not disclose your identity documents to anyone other than government officials.
    • Do not show how much money you have and do not give your personal belongings, especially your mobile phone to others.
    • Always inform your loved ones about where you are and keep in touch with them if possible.
    • Be careful when arranging transport and accommodation.
    • When you are offered a job, research the offer and in case of doubt, contact the authorities.

    In case of risk, seek help and call the following telephone numbers:

    • Single European Emergency Number: 112
    • National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings: + 359 2 807 80 50
    • National hotline against trafficking in human beings (Foundation Campaign A21 ): 0800 20 100
    • Hotline (Executive Agency “General Labor Inspectorate”): 0700 17 670
    • National telephone line for children (State Agency for Child Protection): 116 111
    • Hotline for Victims of violence (Animus Association Foundation): 080018676; (+35929817686)

    Find more information about human trafficking at www.antitraffic.government.bg

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