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The risks facing Ukrainian refugees – with Suzanne Hoff

More needs to be done to protect Ukrainians seeking shelter.

As millions of Ukrainians flee from the Russian invasion of their country, could those seeking refuge be vulnerable to exploitation?

Alix Kroeger speaks to Suzanne Hoff, international coordinator at La Strada International, a European NGO that campaigns against human trafficking, about the organisation’s new report on the dangers facing Ukrainian refugees.

They talk about the different forms exploitation can take, the worries around unvetted help offered through social media, and what governments and agencies can do to protect Ukrainians.

Further reading: 

Refugees caught in the UK’s Homes for Ukraine scheme feel powerless amid delays and red tape. 

The EU’s welcome for Ukrainian refugees could be a model for asylum reform. 

Russia’s Black Sea blockade is a problem for the whole world. 

Courage and camaraderie on the borders as refugees flee the fighting in Ukraine. 

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