Moldova is now home to tens of thousands of refugees from Ukraine. Most are children with mothers and many elderly, the men having stayed behind to fight. Moldova is a small, poor country that can ill-afford the demands being placed upon it by a crisis with no end in sight.
Our partner in Moldova, Beginning of Life, has been engaged by the Department of Social Protection to work to support the national response to the crisis. Beginning of Life (BoL) is now providing specialist services for Ukrainian refugee children and their mothers and interventions for teenagers.
In addition, BoL is running Humanitarian Aid into Ukraine and coordinating with partners in the war-torn country to get food and much-needed supplies to communities and families.
House of Opportunity is also supporting the refugee work of its partners elsewhere in Southeast Europe.