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Essential Resources for People Affected by Conflict in Ukraine and Afghanistan

War and the fear, displacement, poverty and misery that accompany it are the perfect environment for human traffickers to operate. They offer jobs, shelter, transportation or to fill any of the other massive and multiplying unmet needs of individuals and families facing increasing desperation. 

While Polaris primarily works in North America, we also operate the Global Modern Slavery Directory — a searchable database of anti trafficking organizations that serve survivors across the globe. We have put together a resource guide for victims and survivors affected by conflict that are currently in Ukraine and Afghanistan or are refugees. 

For people in Ukraine: 

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Ukraine

For refugees in Poland:

Stowarzyszenie PoMOC dla Kobiet i Dzieci im. Marii Niepokalanej

Fundacja La Strada

The National Consulting and Intervention Centre for Victims of Trafficking (KCIK)

Additionally, here is information for refugees from the Polish government

For refugees in Hungary: 

Üdvhadsereg Salvation Army Hungary

Névtelen Utak Alapitvány


International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Slovakia

  • Website: 
  • Anti-trafficking Hotline (Phone and SMS): +421 907 787 374
  • Migration Information Centre Hotline: 0850 211 478 (in Slovakia) or +421 2 5263 0023 (from abroad)
  • Email: 

Additionally, here is a Facebook page with tips and resources for those in-country.

For refugees in Romania: 

Agenția Națională Împotriva Traficului de Persoane (ANITP) (Government agency) 

For people in Afghanistan: 

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Afghanistan

UNHCR Afghanistan

International Rescue Committee – Afghanistan

Please note that these are external resources compiled to help you better understand what help might be available. The Polaris-operated Global Modern Slavery Directory has taken reasonable steps to verify that each organization has met inclusion criteria; however, the Global Modern Slavery Directory is not responsible for the accuracy of information contained on this site. Polaris did not create any of these resources and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.