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Romania and Moldova: Response to Ukrainian Refugee Crisis – UKR904

Over 10 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes in Ukraine since hostilities began on 24 February 2022. 4.6 million people have fled Ukraine and sought refuge in neighbouring countries since the conflict escalated on 24 February 2022, mostly women, girls, and boys.

As men aged between 18 and 60 years are required to stay in Ukraine to join the fighting, most of the refugees are women, boys and girls and the elderly and people with disabilities.

As of early April 2022 more than 1,202,000 people have entered Romania from Ukraine, far exceeding the target projected in the Government’s response planning and an estimated 47% plan to stay in the country as long as the conflict continues.

As of early June almost 500,000 people from Ukraine have already entered Republic of Moldova, most of whom are women and children. Around one third of the refugees who enter from Ukraine stay in the country the rest transit to other countries.

Overall Objective

Contribute to the refugee response efforts in Romania & Moldova

Specific Objective

Support the immediate needs for refugees entering, transiting, and remaining in Romania and Moldova

Expected Results

1)  Safe and dignified arrival and passage for those entering and transiting Romania to other country destinations

2)  Support for refugees in collective shelters and refugees and host communities providing short and medium term accommodation for those exploring options in Romania & Moldova

3)  Improved social and protection services for refugees in Romania & Moldova

Main Activities
  • Training of volunteers on PSS and psychological first aid
  • Support arrival spaces for processing & referrals
  • Gender-based violence (GBV)/ Trafficking prevention at arrival centres
  • Psychosocial support (PSS), social protection services, translators for shelters in Romania
  • Support referral systems for shelters in Romania to services, e.g., for PSS, Counselling, Social Protection, Legal Aid
  • Capacity building of stakeholders in advocacy
  • Mobile teams provide social & health assistance (Romania)
  • Prevention/risk mitigation for human trafficking
  • GBV prevention, referral and care (awareness raising, information campaigns, hot lines, case management) for refugees and host communities.
  • Capacity building trainings for partners, volunteer organisations and service providers on humanitarian standards, protection principles and organisational development.
  • Adjust existing referral systems to the needs of refugees



Romania, Moldova


9,500 displaced people in Romania and Moldova


01.05.2022 – 31.12.2022

Total Budget

€ 825,000


This project is funded by Neighbour in Need.

This project contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):