Human Trafficking Information
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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