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 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 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.