WAR IN UKRAINE: HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The war in the Ukraine has led to increased vulnerability for refugees fleeing the violence. This page serves as a resource hub for articles, blogs, films and podcasts on the intersection of the war in Ukraine, refugees and human trafficking.

Millions of women and children have fled the war in Ukraine. Traffickers are waiting to prey on them

‘We are determined to anchor Moldova in the free world:’ Moldova’s Prime Minister on joining the EU Chisinau, Moldova (CNN)There …

How many Ukrainian refugees have been trafficked? We won’t know for years.

Volunteers give out food and other provisions to displaced Ukrainians on arrival at the Berlin Central railway station in Germany …

Rapid gender analysis of Ukraine: Secondary data review

Since 24 February 2022, and the invasion of the sovereign territory of Ukraine, there have been devastating effects in the …

Ukraine crisis creates new trafficking risks

The vast majority of those crossing into Poland from Ukraine are women and children. © UNHCR/Maciej Moskwa As millions of refugees flee …

Ukraine prosecutors uncover sex trafficking ring preying on women fleeing country

Cash, credit cards and passports were found in the house of the alleged ringleader of a sex trafficking gang. Photograph: Handout …

Human traffickers luring Ukrainian refugees on the web targeted in EU-wide hackathon

14 EU Member States joined forces during a joint action day to identify human traffickers searching for Ukrainian victims online …

GRETA issues Guidance Note on addressing the risks of trafficking in human beings related to the war in Ukraine and the ensuing humanitarian crisis

With the unprecedented movement of people forced to flee Ukraine since the start of the war, 90% of whom are …

Russia’s War Has Created a Human Trafficking Crisis, Says U.N. Envoy

Refugees from Ukraine wait for a bus after crossing the Polish border on March 7, 2022. Russia’s war in Ukraine …

The war in Ukraine and associated risks of human trafficking and exploitation Insights from an evidencegathering roundtable

Foreword from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner ‘As the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, I am gravely concerned about the risk of trafficking …

Preventing Human Trafficking of Refugees from Ukraine

A rapid assessment of risks and gaps in the anti-trafficking response The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to the largest …

The Intersection of Migration and Trafficking

At the 2022 Sedona Forum, Neha Misra of The Solidarity Center, Tim Roemer, Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland …

Ukraine Research Guide: War with Russia

A research guide produced by Human Trafficking Search for students and researchers interested in gaining a foundational understanding of human …

A new Anti-Trafficking Plan to protect people fleeing the war in Ukraine

To protect people fleeing the war in Ukraine, today, the EU Solidarity Platform presented a tailor-made Common Anti-Trafficking PlanSearch for available translations of …

Human Trafficking in Ukraine: Then and Now – War in Ukraine Research Guide

On 24th, February 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. The ensuing war is causing mass displacement both internally and to neighboring …

Homes for Ukraine: Housing scheme called danger to refugees

Many women and children have fled Ukraine Potentially abusive men are using a UK scheme to host Ukrainian refugees – …

Maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine – Security Council, 9018th Meeting

 Summary: Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine deteriorating at alarming speed, briefers tell Security Council, calling for attacks on civilians to …

Recommendations on enhancing efforts to identify and mitigate risks of trafficking in human beings online as a result of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

In recent weeks, an unprecedented number of people have fled armed violence in Ukraine and headed west. The risks of …

Ukraine: Humanitarian Impact Situation Report

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Ukrainian workers flee ‘modern slavery’ conditions on UK farms

Fruit pickers working in a field. One Ukrainian woman who fled a farm job said she felt ‘like I am …

‘Traffickers have strategies. We don’t’: Concerns for Ukrainian women in Poland

Ukrainian refugees board a train en route to Warsaw at the railway station in Przemysl, near the Polish-Ukrainian border. Photograph: …

Children fleeing war in Ukraine at heightened risk of trafficking and exploitation

UNICEF calls for strengthened measures to protect children crossing from Ukraine into neighbouring countries GENEVA / NEW YORK, 19 March …

Inside The Human Trafficking Tragedy Unfolding On Ukraine’s Border

People queue to board a train back to Ukraine across the border from Hungary on March 12, 2022 in Zahony, …

Berlin warns Ukrainian refugees about trafficking danger

A sign mentioning ‘accommodation’ is seen for refugees who fled from Ukraine following the Russian invasion, at an emergency camp …

Ukraine Internal Displacement Report-General Population Survey 16 MARCH 2022

Starting on 24 February 2022, a large scale armed conflict triggered an unprecedented humanitarian crisis across all regions of Ukraine. …

Children going missing amid chaos at Ukrainian border, aid groups report

A Polish charity said children sent alone by desperate parents to meet relatives across the border were arriving without anyone …

La Strada International calls for urgent measures to protect Ukrainians and other refugees

Statement La Strada International – European NGO Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings – is gravely concerned about the Russian …
human trafficking in ukraine: from involuntary labor to sex slavery

Human Trafficking in Ukraine: From Involuntary Labor to Sex Slavery

Human trafficking – from involuntary labor to sex slavery. Through force, fraud, and coercion, people everywhere are being bought and …

The Israeli Tech Preventing Human Trafficking in Ukraine

From registering refugees to managing the needs of intake centers in Poland and Moldova, Israeli tech firm monday.com is helping …

Vigilantes stalk Ukraine border as sex traffickers target fleeing women and children

Ukrainian refugees wait to board buses outside the train station in Przemyśl, near the Polish-Ukrainian border. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Volunteers patrol …

Sex traffickers are targeting Ukrainian women and children at Polish refugee camps, charities warn

Sex traffickers are offering women and girls promises of safe accommodation and free transport in Poland, posing as good Samaritans …

Israel investigating suspected trafficking of 17-year-old Ukrainian refugee

Illustrative — Demonstrator at a protest march against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Tel Aviv, on February 26, 2022 …

The 1.5 million children who fled Ukraine are at risk of human trafficking

Refugee children fleeing Ukraine arrive in Hungary via humanitarian trains at the Zahony train station this week.-Christopher Furlong/Getty Images The …

Children and women fleeing Ukraine at high risk of human trafficking

TRT is a Turkish Public Broadcast service. Nearly 3.5 million have fled Ukraine as refugees. Most of them are children …