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UN refugee chief praises Moldova for opening the country to Ukrainians fleeing war

The UN refugee chief explained the move provides a more secure lawful status for refugees and paves the way for a a lot more sustainable planning and reaction. “We will continue to invest in building up social protection systems in Moldova for refugees plus Moldovans alike”, assured Mr. Grandi.

“Opening homes”

“Temporary protection will help refugees access employment, become self-reliant, and will also allow them to help with their host communities till they can return home in complete safety and dignity”. “This support was visible in the first days and several weeks of the war, when thousands of refugees – mainly women and children – fled Ukraine and continues to this day”. “The Government’s decision earlier this week to activate temporary protection is another concrete and tangible appearance of continued and continual solidarity with the Ukrainian people”, he stated. The UN refugee company, UNHCR , is committed to supporting Moldova and deepening its assistance on refugee inclusion, whilst simultaneously mobilizing support just for host families and neighborhoods. This means immediate and enhanced development investments in the country, as well as significant international efforts to shore upward and grow the State’s economy, including encouraging private sector investment that can provide sustainable opportunities for each Moldovans and refugees. During the past 11 weeks, almost 750, 000 Ukrainian refugees entered and over 102, 000 have remained – almost half of whom are children.

Stepped-up support needed

Despite many pushing economic challenges and limited resources, “Moldovans opened their own country and their homes”, the senior UN public continued. “The Moldovan people and Government have shown amazing solidarity with refugees since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began nearly one year ago”, Filippo Grandi told the particular media during his visit to the country. Since the beginning of the refugee increase, it has delivered to Moldova more than 0 million worth of assistance and support. It also offers the framework for even more long-standing access to education and other basic services as well as stability during trauma and upheaval. “But it is essential that the international community comes in the picture to provide renewed support for the refugee response and for the communities generously hosting political refugees in Moldova”.

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