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Moldova's Commission for Emergency Situations approves new decisions on work of temporary placement centres for refugees

16:43 | 25.03.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, 25 March /MOLDPRES/ - The costs of work of the temporary placement centres for refugees (subordinated to the central public authorities) will be covered by the Labour and Social Protection Ministry (MMPS). The Finance Ministry will allocate the resources necessary for the functioning of the centres managed by local mayoralties, based on the centralized requests presented by MMPS. A decision to this effect was approved at a today’s meeting of the Commission for Emergency Situations (CSE), chaired by Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.   

Starting from 29 March, the National Social Assistance Agency (ANAS) will authorize the opening of new temporary placement centres for refugees, provided that the ones existing in a territorial and administrative unit are occupied at a level of at least 90 per cent. The CSE members ruled to also provide measures of support to Moldova’s citizens who emigrated in an authorized way or lived in Ukraine for a long time and returned to Moldova because of the war, but have no relatives, friends, assets or properties in Moldova. They will benefit from assistance, including temporary accommodation in placement centres for refugees. The confirmatory documents to this end are the passport of Moldova’s citizen with the note of authorized emigration to Ukraine or the permit of permanent stay in Ukraine.  

Also at the today’s meeting, the CSE members ruled to establish the presence of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Moldova. At the same time, the aforementioned organizations will benefit from a simplified procedure of import of humanitarian assistance. After the emergency state is over, the government will additionally conclude agreements with WFP and ICRC on their status and work in Moldova.  

Another provision deals with the simplification of the procedure of import of products from Ukraine. Thus, on the period of the emergency state, the certificates of origin of goods of the form CT-1, issued by Ukraine’s authorities, can be presented also in form of copy on paper or in electronic format and will have the same validity as their originals. 

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