Help people affected by slavery who are impacted by the coronavirus crisis
The coronavirus pandemic is putting more adults and children who are already in, or vulnerable to modern slavery, at even higher risk of exploitation. It is also harming the recovery for survivors of trafficking who are trying to rebuild their lives.
The current lockdowns, travel bans, and slowdown in the supply of goods and services mean that livelihoods and incomes are being lost, making people around the world even more vulnerable to traffickers, as many are desperate to support themselves and their families. Some will be forced to accept exploitative working conditions or tricked into taking risky jobs in other countries.
At the same time, survivors of trafficking in the UK are finding it hard to get the help they need for their recovery, as specialist services struggle to cope, including the provision of safe housing and medical and psychological care. This is compounded by self-isolation, meaning that survivors’ mental and physical health may deteriorate when many are already coping with trauma.
Now more than ever, we need to stand with people in our communities who have nowhere else to turn and make sure they are not left to face this crisis alone.
That’s why we have set up the Anti-Slavery Solidarity Fund to ensure that we can continue to be there for everyone who needs us, now and in the long term.
Our programme managers and partners are working tirelessly to ensure our projects keep running to help people affected by or at risk of slavery. Please show your support now.
Make a donation
Donate to the Anti-Slavery Solidarity Fund to support people affected by the coronavirus crisis.