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UNHCR is opening its doors to listen to you

 Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 A.M – 12.30 P.M.   UNHCR (Sfatul Tarii St 29)  If you are a refugee, asylum seeker, or stateless and would like to meet face to-face with a UNHCR staff member, come and visit us at our reception hours. Make an appointment! You can approach us to talk about your individual situation, […]

Ungheni enrollment center will operate from a new location starting 19 February 2024 

Effective Monday, February 19, the Ungheni enrollment center will move to a new address at 9 Nicolae Balcescu Street, situated within the community center premises. The reception desk will continue to offer their assistance from the old location for an additional week to ensure a smooth transition for beneficiaries and to provide continued support during […]

Advance winter payments

Due to the year-end budget closures, refugees currently enrolled on UNHCR’s cash programme will receive advance winter payments for January, February, and March 2024. The winter cash is 800 lei per household per month. The advance winter payments are scheduled to be processed within the current month. Please, take care of your money. These are […]

Refugee Cash Assistance Updates in Moldova

UNHCR’s cash assistance program in Moldova, benefiting vulnerable refugees from Ukraine, is having some changes in 2024. Cash assistance recipients, deadline to update your information with UNHCR is extended! Update your information here, or approach a Cash Enrolment Centre before 29 February 2024.  If you face challenges to secure legal status, approach us or our partners. […]

Winter assistance 2023 

During the winter season, households enrolled in UNHCR’s cash program will receive additional assistance. The winter cash, 800 lei per household, will be loaded to your existing bank card in addition to your regular payment from November 2023 to March 2024.  Beneficiaries enrolled in the Cash Programme by 31 October 2023 will begin to receive […]

Be Aware of Potential Fraud Scams

 UNHCR has been made aware of a potential scam originating from this phone number : +373-7908-2557. This is NOT an official number. Please DO NOT transfer any money or provide any services to this number. All emails from UNHCR will be sent from an official email address ending with “@unhcr.org” . UNHCR does not use email […]

Enrolling Ukrainian children in Moldovan schools becomes easier

The new academic year in Moldova has already started. If you and your child have not yet decided on an educational institution, it is not too late to register.   The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova has issued a new, simplified Instruction on the procedure to enroll Ukrainian children in Moldovan schools. More […]

Advance payments

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will undergo a global system upgrade from mid-August to the end of September. During this period, the payments related to UNHCR’s cash program will experience temporary disruptions. Because of it, to minimize the inconvenience, the payments for beneficiaries with due dates between mid-August and the end of September will be […]

Delays in cash assistance 

We have received several reports through our different communication channels about delays in the payments of the cash assistance program for refugees provided by UNHCR in partnership with CRS, Caritas Moldova and Diaconia.   UNHCR acknowledges that some families experienced delays in receiving their payments due to some technical issues.   We understand the impact of the […]

Services interruption

There will be a system upgrade during the period of 3-18 April. Some services related to UNHCR cash program, may be disrupted during this period and will be fully available after 18 April. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Enrolment centres

Due to a systems upgrade, Căușeni, Orhei and Ungheni Enrolment Centres will be available only for legal assistance and counseling from April 3 to 5. While the Enrolment Centres in Donduseni, Bălți, Cahul will be available only for legal assistance and counseling from April 10 to 12.

Traveling to Hungary?

Please, be informed that as of the 3rd February, Ukrainians crossing the border between Romania and Hungary without a valid biometric passport or Schengen visa, may face challenges entering Hungary.  We will share more information when we have it.  Should you face any difficulties in Moldova or Romania, you may contact the Refugee Response Green […]

Relocation of the Moldexpo Enrolment Center

The Chisinau Enrolment Centre located at Moldexpo is moving to a new place in the city: 32 Gheorghe Caşu Street (Sociology and Social Work Faculty building, Moldova State University, block 5,  https://goo.gl/maps/7f7sQmhedgMQs8Np6).   Moldexpo Enrolment Centre will be open for pre-enrolment, enrolment, and verification activities with a limited capacity from the 13 to the 17 […]

Temporary closure: Moldexpo

The Moldexpo Enrolment Centre will be closed on February 2 and 3. You may approach nearby centres for information, legal counselling, enrolment into the EU Air Transfer program, or protection-related queries and support.

Advance winter payments

Due to the year-end budget closures, all refugees enrolled on UNHCR’s cash program will receive advance winter payments for January. The winter cash is 700 lei per household, so you will see a deposit of 1,400 lei (December and January) in addition to your regular deposit. Please, take care of your money. This is an […]

Winter assistance

To provide support during the winter season. Households enrolled in UNHCR’s cash program will receive additional assistance from November 2022 to March 2023. The winter cash, 700 lei per household, will be loaded to your existing bank card in addition to your regular payment.

Temporary closure: Moldexpo

The Moldexpo Enrolment Centre will be closed on October 13 and 14. You can approach nearby centres for information, legal counselling, enrolment into the EU Air Transfer program, or protection-related queries and support.