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redazione | 23 November 2022 | 0 Comments

Reducing the risks of labour exploitation, trafficking in human beings, forced labour and undeclared work faced by the Ukrainian displaced persons 

The International Labour Organization (Ilo) and the European Labour Authority (Ela) have joined forces to respond to the risks of human trafficking, forced labour and undeclared work involving people fleeing the war in Ukraine. 

The workshop, on 4 October 2022, in Budapest, Hungary, brought together labour inspectorates and law enforcement authorities of the EU and other European states that are transit or destination countries for refugees fleeing the conflict. Representatives of the Ministries of Economy and Social Policy from Ukraine, the Ministry of Labour of Moldova, Europol, Eurojust, and European Commission also took part in the meeting. 

A joint agency workshop discussed best practices and key recommendations to better protect refugees by improving prevention, protection, prosecution, and international cooperation. 

Since the onset of the war, more than 7.5 million Ukrainian refugees have spread across Europe. Approximately 85 per cent of them are women and children. They might be tempted to accept work without proper contracts, have their documents taken away, or find themselves in other situations where they can be exploited. In extreme cases they can become victims of forced labour or child labour. 

The link to the recommendations: https://www.integrazionemigranti.gov.it/AnteprimaPDF.aspx?id=3619