The Human Security Side Of Displaced Victims Of War: The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

  • 04th May 2022, 11:00 am /CST US/
  • Online
  • 90 minutes

Right now, the country of Ukraine is an insecure place, full of threats on many fronts. A protracted violent conflict that has already imposed hardships and undercut prospects for peace and stability for some time to come. The Ukrainian conflict is complex, entailing multiple forms of human insecurity. When they overlap, they can grow exponentially, spilling into all aspects of people’s lives, destroying entire communities, and crossing national borders.

As witnessed via media networks globally – 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees crossed into neighboring countries in the first 10-days of the invasion (Poland – Romania – Slovakia – Hungary – Moldova) as they escaped west to safety. As of today, the United Nations estimates that 11 million Ukrainians are believed to have fled their homes since the beginning of the conflict, with 5 million having now fled to neighboring countries, and another 6.5 million are thought to be displaced inside the war-torn country itself.

Please join us for a conversation that will discuss human security risks and threats faced by Ukrainian refugees during this time of vulnerability. With an added focus on human trafficking, organized crime, and the dangers Ukrainian refugees may encounter in the months to come, due to an environment of exploitation, as women and children flee their homes with little or nothing.

Human Security (Definition): As noted in General Assembly resolution 66/290, “human security is an approach to assist Member States in identifying and addressing widespread and cross-cutting challenges to the survival, livelihood, and dignity of their people.” It calls for “people-centered, comprehensive, context-specific and prevention-oriented responses that strengthen the protection and empowerment of all people.”