Victims

 
  • Characteristics

    ​The victims of human trafficking and slavery are always vulnerable people. Often, they are of low social status, and in addition are typically from one or more of the following groups: women (native or foreign); immigrants (legal/illegal) or refugees; homeless, in a financial crisis or poverty-stricken; physically disabled; mentally disabled or unstable, minors, or young adults lacking a support system.
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  • Identification

    ​There are various indicators which may aid in determining who is a victim of human trafficking or slavery. However, it is often a complex and difficult task, due to the manner in which human trafficking is carried out, as well as the behavior patterns of the victims. 
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  • Rehabilitation

    Human trafficking and slavery victims suffer severe emotional distress which often includes post traumatic reactions, on top of which the victims are likely to suffer many medical issues. The complex situation of the victims requires developing expertise and specialized tools for the treatment of this unique community, and  a multisystem response which incorporates psychosocial and medical services. For this reason, victims in Israel are treated a specialized shelters.
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