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A mobile application to warn against human trafficking

It contains information about human trafficking as well as practical tips when searching for a job abroad.

Illustrative stock photo(Source: AP/SITA)

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will offer a mobile application, BeeSafe, that will warn against the risks of human trafficking free of charge. Besides gathering information about the topic, it will also enable role playing in situations in which a person seeking for a job abroad could be in danger.

“The users will be able to choose one of several stories and via a game and choosing answers get through various situations in which they may become victims of human trafficking,” said head of the IOM office in Bratislava Zuzana Vatráľová, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Launched on October 18 on the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the application should help spread the awareness about the topic also among people who are the most vulnerable. Vatráľová also considers it an effective communication tool regarding the potential impact on those who use it.

Part of the programme is also a summary of tips on how to reveal scam job offers abroad. The users will also find information on how to prepare for a journey abroad or emergency contacts.

As it is also accessible offline, users will not have to activate data packages abroad, as reported by TASR.

The BeeSafe application is available in Google Playstore and Appstore, as well as online at www.safe.iom.sk. It was created as part of the SAFE - Smart, Aware, Free, Enjoy - information campaign.

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