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Switzerland, UN Development Programme provide 59,000 dollars to communities hosting refugees in Moldova

12:28 | 17.03.2022 Category: Regional

Chisinau, 17 March /MOLDPRES/ - Switzerland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today informed that they provided 59,000 dollars to back the communities which had made the greatest efforts to host refugees. Within the Migration and Local Development project, the first 13 settlements will receive a financial assistance worth 20,000 dollars in all. The money will reach the communities through associations of natives, set up and developed with the support of Switzerland and UNDP.       

Among the settlements due to benefit from support, there are: Palanca (Stefan Voda), Carpineni (Hancesti district), Budesti (Chisinau municipality), Cimislia town, Drochia town, Geamana village (Anenii Noi district), Mihaileni village (Rascani district), Selemet village  (Cimislia district), Sipoteni village (Calarasi district), Taraclia (Causeni district), Manta, Slobozia Mare and Valeni (Cahul district).

„Switzerland quickly responded to the flow of refugees from Ukraine. The people and authorities of Moldova are extraordinarily generous and well-organized; yet, foreign assistance is necessary as well. The package of humanitarian assistance on behalf of Switzerland presently consists in three elements: delivery of essential products, involvement of specialists of the Swiss humanitarian assistance unit and providing financial resources to humanitarian organizations,’’ the director of the Swiss Cooperation Office, Caroline Tissot, said.    

„UNDP joins the United Nations Organization to support the immediate efforts to protect and help the refugees. We mobilize in order to supply food, hygiene products, temporary accommodation and shelter to those who leave Ukraine and arrive in Moldova,’’ UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova Dima Al-Khatib said.  

Photo: UNDP Moldova


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