Health workers are in a unique position to help identify human trafficking – a BMJ commentary co-authored by HEAL

Human trafficking is a lucrative crime and a serious human rights violation. Conflicts increase the number of people exploited in trafficking within and outside crises areas. The war in Ukraine is likely to have considerably heightened the risk of trafficking for thousands of vulnerable people, according to the latest global report on trafficking in persons published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in January 2023.

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