Addressing the vulnerability of children in the trafficking context

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Several organisations, such as the OSCE Anti-trafficking Coordinator and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, have recently warned about the increased risks of trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Several organisations, such as the OSCE Anti-trafficking Coordinator and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, have recently warned about the increased risks of trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Children are one of the most vulnerable victims and deserve particular attention.
  • FRAs guide on children deprived of parental care found in an EU Member State other than their own provides practical suggestions for different professionals on how to respond to the protection needs of children from the moment they are identified as victims or at risk of trafficking, until the implementation and monitoring of a durable solution for the child.
  • The guide, published last year together with the EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator, is now also available in Croatian.