Moldova's Labour and Social Protection Ministry to sign agreement with UN World Food Programme
17:23 | 21.03.2022 Category: Social
Chisinau, 21 March /MOLDPRES/ - There are more than 101,000 refugees from Ukraine in Moldova; a half of them are children. At the same time, 4,200 Ukrainian refugees are accommodated in placement centres.
At a today’s news conference, the government’s secretary general, Dumitru Udrea, said that there were over 101,000 Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, of whom a half are children. As many as 4,200 refugees are accommodated in those 104 placement centres and there are another 4,200 free places. Udrea noted that ‘’the pressure of the number of refugees from Ukraine at Moldova’s eastern border is decreasing.’’
For his part, Labour and Social Protection Minister Marcel Spatari said that, till 21 March, 171 consignments of humanitarian assistance had arrived in Moldova, which include 1,250 tons in all. ‘’As much as 220 tons are managed by the central authorities, 70 tons – by local authorities and 960 tons are administered by the religious organizations and the civil society,’’ Spatari said.
The official noted that the Labour and Social Protection Ministry was in the end of the process of giving final touches to a mechanism of protection of the Moldovan citizens who shelter refugees from Ukraine in their homes. ‘’The mechanism was given final touches; we are to sign a cooperation agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme, which on the days to come will inform about what this support mechanism consist in,’’ the minister specified.
The UN World Food Programme is a United Nations specialized agency with headquarters in Rome, Italy. This is the biggest organization with humanitarian role for the providing of international assistance in food.