You are connected to every person on the planet through just six other people. This is the principle of 6 degrees of separation.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) works to help survivors of human trafficking around the world. Since 1997, IOM has provided approximately 70,000 people with humanitarian, medical, legal, and migration support.
With their consent and active participation, IOM conducts a needs assessment with every survivor to see how it can best ensure the safety of individual trafficking survivors while helping them towards social and economic self-sufficiency.
IOM Case Officers determine a funding goal based on the survivor’s needs. This may cover costs directly associated with his or her immediate accommodation in a place of safety, medical or legal assistance, the return journey home, education or skills development, job placement, or help with establishing a small business.
With permission of the survivor, IOM Case Officers then make the case available on 6degree.org.
Because a survivor’s anonymity is his or her most important form of protection, 6degree.org does not use photographs of faces and modifies information that could compromise their safety or chances of a normal life.
Instead, we tell their stories with maps, and other tools, to allow you to understand their experiences and appreciate their challenges, in hopes of making it easier for you to help.