Working to Protect Refugees Fleeing Russia’s Ukraine Invasion, with Daniel Thelesklaf

Daniel Thelesklaf

In this episode of “Financial Crime Matters,” Kieran Beer talks with Daniel Thelesklaf, Project Director for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, about the effort to protect refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine from human trafficking.

While many governments, organizations and individuals are offering support for refugees that includes information, food, shelter and job placements, “there are traffickers waiting at the borders” with a job and other offers that Daniel says are, of course, too good to be true. Financial institutions have a vital role and a responsibility, he adds, in helping those dispossessed by the war obtain banking services if they are to be less susceptible to traffickers and successfully fit into communities where they are resettled.

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