UN Development Programme supports socio-economic inclusion of refugees from Ukraine in Moldovan society and economy
14:23 | 21.07.2022 Category: Social
Chisinau, 21 July /MOLDPRES/ - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is allocating $500,000 to support the socio-economic inclusion of refugees from Ukraine and development of host communities accommodating people fleeing the war.
The funds will be used for UNDP’s work, in partnership with the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM), to strengthen the capacities of national and local authorities to manage their response and develop protocols and guidelines on refugees’ support.
“Moldova is affected by multiple crisis: the substantial increase in energy prices and risks for the energy security, high inflation, COVID-19 and the refugees’ inflow due to the war in the neighboring Ukraine. With 3% of Moldova’s population as refugees, there is a need to alleviate the multiple socioeconomic pressures, enhance livelihoods, and ensure their inclusion in the economy,” noted Dima Al-Khatib, UNDP Resident Representative to the Republic of Moldova.
According to a recent UNDP report, Moldova is one of the countries facing the most drastic impacts of the global cost-of-living crisis catalyzed by war in Ukraine.
From the beginning of the war, UNDP has been working closely with the UN entities and other humanitarian stakeholders to meet the specific needs caused by the impact of the war on Moldova. The work is aligned with the Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), which outlines the comprehensive response and activities needed to support countries’ efforts to protect and assist refugees coming from Ukraine.