2022 Assembly


Update from the UKRAINE.


Easing of COVID-19 restrictions is now across the regions. Throughout the lockdown, online & telephone supports seem to have been the best & safest means of keeping in contact with victims/survivors.

Community prayer & on-line Masses have been quite popular, as people try to find comfort in gathering together- even virtually!

A positive development from the crisis has been the fact that Redemptorists sisters are now counselling over the telephone and this new methodology is becoming very popular and widely appreciated.

Caritas Ukraine have been very active and supportive during the Pandemic, leading to the understanding and appreciation of collaboration, which is key to outreach to as many people as possible. 

Cited example where cross-border work via CARITAS connecting with CARITAS Milan, helped a UKRAINIAN girl who needed food, shelter & support.

Post-COVID-19 restrictions will be a most critical time. During the pandemic, the government urged many of its citizens to return home for safety but the resulting influx of returning migrants has led to an unanticipated socio-economic crisis.

Many are having huge difficulties in adapting back to life in the Ukraine, especially under the poor economic circumstances. Without employment and income, many, many are left poverty-stricken, without shelter, food or access to essential medical services. Such vulnerable people are easy prey for criminals and those who will exploit for their own gratification.

New reality will be very demanding for society at large, as well as for the government.  There is a great urgency to be prepared to cater for emerging needs.

Link to RENATE’s Vimeo recording for Council of Europe Conference of INGOs


RENATE was delighted to respond to an invitation from the Conference of INGO’s at the Council of Europe, to join with other members and reflect upon the impact of COVID-19 on the work to combat Human Trafficking and Exploitation.
Join the link below to hear four RENATE members speak of their experiences:- RENATE President, Imelda Poole, IBVM; Adina Balan, SJ; Marie Hélène Halligon, OLCGS & Ms. Marjana Meshi, Director of Different and Equal.
We are delighted to be amongst a number of other colleague NGOs recorded in this video, collaborating together to help the most vulnerable in society

INGOs under lockdown get involved and prepare for the future from Council of Europe OP Services on Vimeo.

Contre la Traite des Humains Newsletter May 2020


The May edition produced by the French association of 28 networks working to combat Human Trafficking, focuses this month on the issue of Forced Labour, a crime which remains hidden in the shadows.

There is a rich coverage of the complex and varied manifestations of Human Trafficking, from across the globe. Congratulations to all who have contributed.