Moldova

Acted Moldova sets up projects since March 2022, to respond to the needs of refugees coming from Ukraine and support socio-economic resilience of host communities. Among the mission's activities are the management of Refugee Accommodation Centers for Ukrainian refugees, the support of civil society organisations that implement community-based protection programming, the support disaster-risk management and the improvement in the local populations’ resilience.

Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe with almost one quarter of its population below the national poverty line. Household income is largely dependent on remittances the country knows massive economic out-migration. This emigration leaves behind a shrinking and aging population especially in rural areas, characterized by a lack of reliable and quality services.

Since February 24th, 2022, Moldova is one of the countries most affected by the war in Ukraine due to proximity, and a heavy reliance on commodity imports from Ukraine and Russia. Since the generalization of the conflict, almost 800,000 people crossed the border from Ukraine to Moldova and approximately 106,000 refugees remain in the country.

Acted in Moldova

150
members of staff
115,000
beneficiaries in 2022/2023
17
projects in 2022
75+
accredited RAC supported
10,000+
SIM cards distributed
20,000+
non-food items and hygiene kits distributed

Acted works in Moldova to respond to the needs of Ukrainian refugees, host communities and vulnerable populations. Acted’s operations in Moldova are structured around both, short term emergency response actions and Medium / long-term interventions. Through short-term emergency response programmes, Acted has provided Ukrainian refugees with accommodation and transportation assistance and has provided technical support to official Refugee Accommodation Centres (RACs) across the country, and transporting persons arriving in Moldova from Palanca and Otaci border crossings. Additionally, Acted has worked to build safety needs for refugees and host communities through the provision of multipurpose cash assistance and hygiene kits. In the longer term, Acted is working to boost disaster preparedness and disaster-risk reduction through continued support to local authorities and civil society, as well as aiming to boost the socioeconomic resilience of vulnerable communities.

 

Acted Moldova’s 3ZERO strategy

Acted is engaged in its 2020-2025 Programme strategy that includes 3ZERO, towards a world of Zero Carbon, Zero Exclusion, Zero Poverty. The mission in Moldova tackles primarily the Zero Poverty pillar, by providing access to basic services such as Non-Food Items or hygiene kits distribution to the Ukrainian refugees in the Refugee Accomodation Centers or at the borders. Moreover, the Zero Exclusion Pillar is being linked to the humanitarian actions that Acted is engaged in, such as the Transportation of the Ukrainian refugees from Palanca and Otaci crossing points at the Moldo-Ukrainian border.

Since 2023, Acted implements new projects whose aim is to strengthen the local resilience to overcome the negative consequences of the hazards that hit this country yearly.

November 2023. Acted's Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) team as a part of STRIVE project, funded by AFD and USAID, conducted a series of training to Moldovan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on „Organizational Management”.
August 2023. As part of the UNHCR-Moldova-funded project "Reduce the impact of the conflict on refugees in Moldova and ensure access to humanitarian assistance", Acted worked on the rehabilitation of the Community Service Center in Comrat (Gagauzia), with the goal of increasing peaceful coexistence between the local community and refugees.
September 2023. Acted, with the financial support of the European Union, held a series of training on protection case management for two civil society organizations - Acted implementing partner within the PLACE Consortium.
Acted with the Ukrainian refugees and RAC workers planting young trees in mihaileni with the financial support of WFP
Acted with the Ukrainian refugees and RAC workers planting young trees in mihaileni with the financial support of WFP
Acted meeting with Olga, beneficiary of the cash for rent programme
) Since March 2022, with the support of UNHCR Moldova, Acted provided transportation of Ukrainian refugees from Otaci border to Refugee Accommodation Centres (RACs) in Moldova.
May 2023. Acted, as part of the EU-funded PLACE consortium, is registering beneficiaries for the cash-for-rent project at NRC's Community Centre in Chisinau.
September 2023. To strengthen the knowledge of our protection caseworkers on how to identify and work with trafficking victims, Acted, with a financial support of the EU, held a training with the help of IOM Moldova where several case studies enhanced the understanding of the factors that lead to human trafficking.
Olga, a receiver of cash for help with her draughts board
Country strategy 2024-2027
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Current projects

Enhancing disaster-risk reduction in Anenii Noi Raion, Moldova
Reducing Vulnerability to Disaster Risk and building socio-economic resilience in Moldova
Reduce the impact of the conflict on refugees in Moldova & ensure access to humanitarian assistance