Moldova

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We have been helping in Moldova since 2004, firstly operating mainly through local partner organizations. In 2017, we established out own country office, which was registered under the name Pro-Development.

In Moldova, we focus on the development of social and health services, and efficient waste management. To help refugees coming from the warn-torn Ukraine, we have expanded our work to humanitarian assistance as well.

004925_05_103997Humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees

Hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Ukraine have already entered Moldova, which is a challenge for the Europe’s poorest country. Caritas Czech Republic is helping more than 210,000 of them. In Moldova, we are equipping refugee centres, providing immediate financial support to refugees to cover basic needs and increasing access to health and psychosocial services.

Development of social and health services

We have opened 11 home care centres in Moldova. We have provided health and social services to more than 20,000 people in need. Thanks to the development of telemedicine in Moldova, locals can benefit from remote health consultations. These services are helping people in distant regions while helping Moldova's overburdened health care system. We have also trained over 5,000 doctors, nurses and social workers. We are working closely with the Moldovan Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection to develop legislative changes leading to an effective homecare and social care system.

004418_05_092514Efficient waste management

Rural regions still struggle with illegal dumping sites and often lack an efficient waste management system. We are helping local institutions with functional and sustainable management. We also organise workshops for local residents so that they can contribute to waste reduction and recycling themselves.

 

 

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6 ways Caritas Czech Republic still supports people affected by the war in Ukraine

September 22, 2022 News

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic still supports people affected by the war in Ukraine


The war in Ukraine has been going on for more than half a year. During this time, millions of people have lost their homes, their ability to provide for their families, and their normal, decent life. From the first day of the war, Caritas Czech Republic has been helping Ukrainians who are suffering because of Russian aggression.

I am happy to help those in need, says a nurse from Moldova
September 15, 2022 CCR-Moldova

I am happy to help those in need, says a nurse from Moldova

Natalia is a nurse in one of the home care centres that Caritas Czech Republic opened in Moldova. She regularly visits elderly and disadvantaged people, providing them with health check-ups, but also talking to them so they do not feel alone. In the interview, she talks abour her experience and the needs of Moldovan seniors. 

A former pharmacy in Grigoriopol, Moldova, became a warm and welcoming medical-social centre
September 5, 2022 CCR-Moldova

A former pharmacy in Grigoriopol, Moldova, became a warm and welcoming medical-social centre

According to the latest statistics, since 1991, 1.5 million of Moldova's population of about 4 million have emigrated. Moldova still continue to lose 45,000 citizens per year, most of them being economically active young people who is seeking stability and opportunities to build their future. As a result, people dependent of others care, most of them affected by poverty, are left alone, with no access to health and social care.

I got my zest for life back, says Varvara, a senior woman from Moldova
September 5, 2022 CCR-Moldova

I got my zest for life back, says Varvara, a senior woman from Moldova

Migration has affected almost every family in Moldova. Young people in particular are leaving the country and leave behind elderly people who cannot and usually do not want to leave Moldova. The years go by, and these people become lonely and in need of help. Varvara Cecoi used to be a lonely senior too, until she received help from Caritas Czech Republic.