World Day Against Trafficking: Thomson Reuters Teams Up with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to Support Ukrainians
Thomson Reuters is joining forces with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on a Be Safe website that provides critical information and advice to help Ukrainian refugees spot the warning signs of human traffickers, minimize the risks, and get assistance.
Millions of Ukrainians continue to flee to other countries due to the military action in Ukraine. The majority of those leaving are women, children, and the elderly.
As the Be Safe website explains, “Unfortunately, once they leave Ukraine, the danger does not end there, as traffickers prey on these vulnerable people and exploit their circumstances for their own profit. There is evidence of Ukrainians falling into sexual exploitation or forced labor as they seek work and housing in host countries.”
The website launched earlier this week in honor of World Day Against Trafficking on July 30. The OSCE-Thomson Reuters collaboration aims to bring greater awareness and resources to this situation, and to increase awareness about assistance available for Ukrainian refugees.
Learn more about the Be Safe campaign, and please consider sharing it with others to help spread the word about the dangers posed by human traffickers.