Signs of trafficking include having no control over your own movements (e.g. not being allowed to leave a property), someone taking and holding your passport or important documents, receiving no money for work done, working long hours, violence and threats .
Exploitation & Trafficking
How MRCI can help
How does MRCI help people who have been trafficked?
MRCI assists those who have been subjected to labour trafficking or exploitation at work – those who may be forced to work for little or no pay, working in poor conditions, for long hours and little time off. Our caseworkers provide support and advice to people exiting, reporting and moving on from exploitative situations.
If you need help, please contact us – it’s safe, confidential and free.
If you have been trafficked for sexual exploitation, MRCI can put you in contact with dedicated organisations that can support you.
I think I was trafficked. How do I get help?
MRCI offers support and advice to those who have experienced trafficking. You can send us your query through our web form or call 01 889 7570. Our support is always free and always confidential.
At the moment, victims of trafficking can only be officially identified as such by An Garda Síochána (the police), and MRCI can support potential victims before and after this identification. You are not alone.
What do I do if I think someone is being trafficked?
Human trafficking is a crime under Irish and international law; you should report it to the police or call MRCI for assistance in reporting it.
Does MRCI assist victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation?
MRCI assists those who have been subjected to labour trafficking and severe labour exploitation. If you have been trafficked for sexual exploitation, you can contact MRCI and we can refer you to another organisation for assistance.