The Public Health Impact of Coronavirus Disease on Human Trafficking

GREENBAUM, Jordan, STOKLOSA, Hanni and MURPHY, Laura (2020). The Public Health Impact of Coronavirus Disease on Human Trafficking. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, p. 561184.

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The global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 exacerbates major risk factors for global human trafficking. Social isolation of families and severe economic distress amplify the risk of interpersonal violence, unemployment and homelessness, as well as increased internet use by under-supervised children. Aggravating the situation are overwhelmed health systems, severe limitations in activities of social service organizations, and decreased contact of healthcare professionals with children. Healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to possible indicators of trafficking, and aware of available victim resources which can be offered to at-risk patients. Healthcare facilities should take steps to increase public awareness of trafficking and community resources.

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Additional Information: ** From Frontiers via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: **Journal IDs: eissn 2296-2565 **History: published_online 29-10-2020; accepted 02-10-2020; submitted 11-05-2020; collection 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public Health, coronavirus disease, COVID-19, human trafficking, health impact, prevention, public health, sex trafficking, labor trafficking
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Page Range: p. 561184
SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
Depositing User: Colin Knott
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 15:50
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 20:45

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