Supporting Moldovan communities in hosting Ukrainian refugees (HOST project)

Project description

Title: Support to Moldovan communities in hosting Ukrainian refugees Project
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)​​​​​​​
Financier: Ergänzungshaushalt 2022, SI Flucht
Country: Republic of Moldova​​​​​​​
Lead executing agency: State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2022 to 2024


Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has led to a significant influx of refugees from Ukraine to western countries. This particularly affects the Republic of Moldova, which is the smallest neighbouring country as well as being poor. The district health, social and education systems can no longer cover the increased demands for relevant services, as the majority of these capacities were already insufficient even before the inflow of refugees. This situation can be alleviated by improving the systems that are suffering from deficient financing and therefore working means.


The quality and accessibility to selected social and health services for host communities and Ukrainian refugees are improving.


Тhe project aims to improve the accessibility, quality and usability of selected health, social and education services for both Ukrainian refugees and host communities by implementing modern solutions and measures, such as:

  1. Improving peaceful coexistence by providing psychosocial support in conflict-sensitive refugee context.
  2. Complementing the local socio-medical care by setting up two socio-medical day care centres with mobile teams, providing professional, stational and mobile primary care with larger geographical coverage.
  3. Improving capabilities within the social, primary healthcare and education systems. Creating social mobile teams to serve elderly, people with disabilities and bed-ridden people at district level.

A harmonised implementation of the above measures aims to alleviate the current situation in the short and mid-term in the three districts mostly affected by refugee influx.

Last update: October 2022

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