Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Disasters: Preventing Human Trafficking in Disasters.


Webinar on Preventing Human Trafficking in Disasters: What You Need to Know and How to Respond


The DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the DHS Office of Partnership and Engagement and FEMA are co-hosting a webinar to provide information and resources on adversely impacted communities after disasters and how to identify the risk factors that may lead to human trafficking.


The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Jan. 26. Register here in advance to attend the webinar. Organizations featured to speak include: 

  • All-Healers Mental Health Alliance.
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine.
  • Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Wheaton College. 
  • San Jose State University.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security,


The webinar will include information on how to better prepare faith and community groups, first responders, and emergency managers to recognize social and emotional impacts caused by disasters. The webinar will discuss the importance and the role of local partners to prevent exploitation and respond to survivors needs. It will also provide federal resources on how to report potential incidences of human trafficking.


DHS is hosting additional webinars about human trafficking throughout January:


FEMA recently published a blog on ways to prevent human trafficking. Visit the FEMA Blog to read, "5 Ways We Can Work Together to Prevent Human Trafficking." 

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