Most people genuinely want to help, but there are some you shouldn't trust. Remember, if you feel that something's wrong — something's wrong.
If you think you are in trouble, call the police immediately on 112 (or 911 in USA and Canada).
Calls to the number are free, 24 hours a day in any part of the European Union and the UK. Emergency services include the police, EMS and fire brigade.
If you are travelling to Europe and beyond from Ukraine, remember a few simple safety precautions.
- Travel with other people if you can.
- Let someone you trust know where you're going and try to check in with them regularly.
- If someone in your group goes missing, report it to the police immediately.
- If you are under 18 and alone, make sure your family knows where you are at all times.
- If someone offers you a ride, take photos of them, their ID (driving license, etc), their vehicle, registration plates and send these photos to your friends/family along with planned route. Do not be embarrassed to do so, your safety is a priority.
- Always keep your passport and other documents safe. Never give them to anyone, except officials when necessary.
- Find out local emergency numbers, save them to your phone and keep it with you at all times. General emergency services number across the EU is 112, calls are 24/7 and free.
- If someone is offering you a job, find out the address and employer details, share this information with friends and family.
Some organisations that can help can can be found here: Stopthetraffik.org
Many thanks to Stopthetraffik.org for the informational support.