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UN to provide additional aid to disadvantaged families in Moldova

13:05 | 25.11.2022 Category: Social

Chisinau, Nov. 25 /MOLDPRES/- Forty thousand disadvantaged families from the Republic of Moldova will benefit from additional aid, offered by the United Nations (UN) Agencies operating in our country. This was announced today during a press conference, held by Minister of Labor and Social Protection Marcel Spatari and resident representatives of the UN Moldova entities.

"We are talking about families in particularly critical situations - families with three or more children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, with low incomes, other vulnerable social categories. These 40 thousand households will benefit from seven hundred lei for six months", said Spatari.

According to the official, the beneficiaries will be identified by special commissions at the local level. "Community social workers will be the secretaries of these commissions and will involve all the competent bodies in the territory to ensure this help from the UN", he said.

"It is about extra-budgetary money, which comes from outside the country as additional aid to that provided by the state. However, this is not a unique project, but a flexible process, which will take place according to the situation and need. This means that if it is successful, the donor UN Agencies will increase the amounts", he said.

The United Nations will provide additional aid to the Republic of Moldova to reduce the pressure under which the state is currently operating. The assurances were given by Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, who had a discussion with President Maia Sandu this March.

The UN has 29 agencies in the Republic of Moldova.

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