The Swiss Church in London

Help Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

The Moldavian town of Soroca is situated at the Ukrainian border and has experienced an influx of Ukrainian refugees since the beginning of the war. Local charity Soarta provides food, shelter and assistance for refugees, and delivers supplies to people across the border who are unable to leave.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 16 March 2022 to 1:00 AM, 17 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1094992)

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Campaign target

£4,500

Amount raised

£530

Donations

9

    Categories

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers

Location

Moldova, Republic of

Situation

More than 200,000 Ukrainians have entered Moldova in the first 10 days of war in Ukraine. That’s 10% of their entire population. The new arrivals urgently need transportation to be distributed through the villages and towns of Moldova, accommodation, food, social, medical, psychological and spiritual assistance. Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe. Local charities need financial support for their emergency aid operations on the ground to help stem the refugee crisis.

Solution

The charity Soarta in Soroca is part of a local charities network meeting refugees at the border every day. Their volunteers are going to the border 2-3 times a week providing hot meals, food packages and sanitary supplies. They also coordinate the accommodation of refugees in a summer camp house with 97 beds.The needs of new arrivals are assessed at the border. Soarta volunteers also drive across the border to deliver supplies to less mobile and elderly people in nearby Ukrainian villages.