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Ukraine Support and Updates

For the latest on our efforts to support those on the move as a result of the conflict in Ukraine and updates on intelligence that aids in the prevention of exploitation    

Help and Support / Допомога та підтримка

If you’re looking for support as a person who has recently moved or re-settled in Europe because of the war in Ukraine, read our top tips about how to protect yourself when you get to a safe place or find work. Details of support organisations across Europe are also included:

Якщо ви нещодавно переїхали або тимчасово оселилися у Європі через війну в Україні та потребуєте підтримки, прочитайте наші основні поради про те, як захистити себе під час пошуку нової роботи та житла. Також ознайомтеся з відомостями про організації підтримки у Європі.

Подорожуйте безпечно, залишайтесь в безпеці українською

Перемещайтесь безопасно, оставайтесь в безопасности на русском.

Travel safe, Stay safe English Language

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If you’re looking for support as a person who has recently moved or re-settled in the UK because of the war in Ukraine, read our top tips about finding accommodation and work, how to stay safe and avoid exploitation, and information about support organisations.

Якщо ви нещодавно переїхали або знову оселилися у Великій Британії через війну в Україні та шукаєте підтримки, прочитайте наші основні поради про безпечний пошук житла та роботи,  як залишатися в безпеці та уникнути експлуатації, а також інформацію про організації підтримки у Великобританії.

Безпечне життя у Великобританії українською

Stay Safe in the UK English language

19 October 2022

Since March 2022, STOP THE TRAFFIK Group, including Traffik Analysis Hub, has run an intelligence-led, Europe-wide, geo-targeted digital prevention campaign that provides vital safety information to those on the move as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Over the last eight months, STOP THE TRAFFIK Group has worked with its partners and collaborators across multiple sectors to deliver this prevention campaign that has reached over 4 million people! This report outlines our intelligence-led approach in action.

We have compiled the findings and results of our work in our Ukraine Impact Report, which can be read here.

“I am convinced that the real success will be if people use this resource to inform their work and continue to fight trafficking as short-term assistance subsidies and risk increase.”

– Ilona Oleksiuk,
STOP THE TRAFFIK Group’s
Ukraine Emergency Prevention Project Manager.

29 July 2022

Throughout our campaign, we have been working with over 18 NGOs, across 12 countries. Our work has been possible because of the trusted partnerships and collaborations that have shared data, taken action led by insight and sought to support each other.

On the 13th of July 2022, 37 of us met online to celebrate each other, but more importantly to talk about how to accelerate our learning and our shared ability to take action. We all know something, but only by sharing are we building a rich picture everyone can use.

28 July 2022

This month, we conducted a focus group among Ukrainian nationals who had recently fled the war due to the Russian invasion, and are now living in the UK. The aim was to listen to the participant’s experiences and hear their feedback to guide our work. Participants were presented with information about the organisation and our Ukrainian campaign resources in the form of a presentation. We asked for their feedback about our landing pages and our social media posts, and how we can improve our communications with the community.

The participants discussed the experience of Ukrainian nationals who recently moved to the UK, travelled through other European countries and the problems they have faced.

We strongly believe in doing work ‘with’ a community and never ‘to’ a community. Therefore opportunities to shape our work with target groups is essential. The focus group is an integral part of our work and was invaluable and will guide our future trafficking prevention programs.

The group confirmed there is a great need for practical advice and safety information for their community living in the UK and across Europe.

17 June 2022

From March 2022, STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub have run a Europe-wide, geo-targeted digital prevention campaign that is providing vital safety information to those who are on the move as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

Our response is now the STOP THE TRAFFIK Group’s longest-running campaign to date and has reached over 2 million people.

We have compiled the findings and results of our work in our Ukraine Impact Report, which can be read here.

“Two million reach is a really important milestone particularly when you consider many of these two million will represent family groups. This suggests we have had some influence on the behaviour on a significant proportion of the refugee set. Their stories and an analysis of their stories equate to the intelligence we need to focus our work going forward. Our partners are fundamental to this process.”

– Neil Giles
The STOP THE TRAFFIK Group
Director of Intelligence

26 May 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub have shared a campaign update on their Ukraine Emergency Response.

“WORK SAFE IN SOUTHERN EUROPE, the third in the series of prevention campaigns, targets the countries across Southern Europe from the “TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE” and “TRAVEL SAFE, WORK SAFE” campaigns alongside the places believed to be where people will move to settle.

This campaign focuses on providing people with crucial safety information as they seek work. This is another stage when traffickers will try to exploit so STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub’s presence at this time is essential.

20 May 2022

March 2022 Ukraine Campaign Data

 

April 2022 Ukraine Campaign Data

Our campaign work (“TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE” and “TRAVEL SAFE, WORK SAFE“) across Europe has allowed us to gain insight into where it is resonating the most.

Above are the heat maps of the activity. As you can see there are certain hotspots of where there is interest into the resources we’ve made available.

Our campaign has reached over a million people across Europe and we’re not slowing down. Help us keep this work going by donating here.

12 May 2022

To coordinate the response to the Ukraine crisis STOP THE TRAFFIK and in collaboration Hope for Justice have created STAY SAFE IN THE UK, a comprehensive resource for NGOs to use and share for Ukrainians in the UK who have been displaced because of the conflict.

Read more about this resource and download the web pack HERE.

6 May 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK & Traffik Analysis Hub regularly monitor events that will likely impact operational, human rights, and supply chain risk and provide briefing notes. With the recent invasion of Ukraine leading to severe disruption of supply chains and causing a refugee crisis in Europe, STOP THE TRAFFIK & Traffik Analysis Hub has provided an updated downloadable briefing of our investigation.

Continue to read the full briefing HERE.

26 April 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub have shared a campaign update on their Ukraine Emergency Response.

“TRAVEL SAFE, WORK SAFE”, the second in the series of prevention campaigns, continues to target the countries across Europe from the “TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE” campaign alongside the places believed to be where people will move to settle. This campaign focuses on providing people with crucial safety information as they seek work, financial means, or community integration. This is another stage when traffickers will try to exploit so STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub’s presence at this time is essential.

Read the full update HERE.

21 April 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK Group Statement on UK Government Rwandan Proposal

The UK government has announced plans to force some asylum seekers to be relocated to Rwanda in order to counter the business model of the human smugglers or traffickers.

We are pleased that the Home Office is keen to break the ‘business model’ of the traffickers and exploiters.

STOP THE TRAFFIK (STT) recognise that whether individuals are being trafficked or smuggled at different points of their journey, criminals see profit and opportunity. However, the details of the Home Office’s methodology are unclear and STT believes that this plan could in fact increase the potential profit to the traffickers and risk to those vulnerable to being exploited.

Read the full statement HERE.

13 April 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK & Traffik Analysis Hub regularly monitor events that will likely impact operational, human rights, and supply chain risk and provide briefing notes. With the recent invasion of Ukraine leading to severe disruption of supply chains and causing a refugee crisis in Europe, STOP THE TRAFFIK & Traffik Analysis Hub has provided an updated downloadable briefing of our investigation.

Continue to read the full briefing HERE.

12 April 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub have released a poster promoting The STOP APP. Trusted by 16,000+ users, it puts the ability to help stop misinformation in the hands of people on the ground.

Download the ENGLISH poster HERE.

Download the UKRAINIAN poster HERE.

Download the POLISH poster HERE.

Download the RUSSIAN poster HERE.

29 March 2022

A Call for Reports on The STOP APP

The STOP APP is one way we can help get a richer picture of what’s happening on the ground. You can download The STOP APP at the App Store or at stopthetraffik.org/stopapp.

Read on here.

25 March 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub Launch TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE Resource Campaign

This is the graphic that those on the move due to the conflict in the Ukraine will be shown, in multiple languages, on Facebook and Instagram which will forward them to our TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE information resource

 

Today, STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub have launched a Europe-wide prevention campaign that will provide vital safety information to those who are on the move as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

‘TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE’, the first of a series of prevention campaigns, seeks to bring immediate preventative information into the hands of those at high risk of exploitation. The campaign targets countries across Europe including Romania, Latvia, Poland, Moldova, Hungary, and Austria in three languages: English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Check out our TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE resource below:
TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE Ukrainian Language
TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE Russian Language
TRAVEL SAFE, STAY SAFE English Language

22 March 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK Ukraine Briefing 22 March 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK & Traffik Analysis Hub regularly monitor events that will likely impact operational, human rights, and supply chain risk and provide briefing notes. With the recent invasion of Ukraine leading to severe disruption of supply chains and causing a refugee crisis in Europe, STOP THE TRAFFIK & Traffik Analysis Hub has provided a downloadable briefing of our investigation.

Continue to read the full briefing here.

3 March 2022

STOP THE TRAFFIK and Traffik Analysis Hub Statement on the Conflict in Ukraine

We are extremely concerned and saddened about the escalating situation and ongoing military action in Ukraine.

Alongside the devastation we feel for the loss of civilian life, we are increasingly concerned about the impact this conflict will have on the exploitation and trafficking of those whose vulnerabilities will have been exacerbated by this conflict.

Continue to read our full statement here.

 

 

What You Can Do Next

REPORT

If we can’t see it, we can’t stop it.

If you have experienced or witnessed exploitation please report via The STOP APP. The STOP APP is globally available in multiple languages and allows for secure and anonymous reporting.

If you are NGO please feel free to report this tool to your service users or to escalate any trends or data you are seeing then please email us cfilp@stopthetraffik.org.

SHARE

Please do share these resources across social media and your networks. The further we can spread this message the more people we can equip with vital safety messages.

Keep an eye on this page for updates and resources.

SUPPORT

We urgently need funding to facilitate Europe-wide prevention work. If you can support our organisation with funding please head to our Donate page. For large gifts and corporate donations, or to offer pro-bono specialist support, please reach out to info@stopthetraffik.org.

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