The European Union will provide support to 14 communities in Moldova that host refugees from Ukraine. The programme will be implemented through the ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ (M4EG) initiative, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The towns of Dondușeni, Drochia, Bălți, Telenești, Călărași, Ungheni, Ceadîr-Lunga, Cimișlia, Cărpineni, Leova, Cahul and the villages of Selemet, Copceac and Palanca will benefit from assistance amounting to €290,000.
Support includes distribution of first aid kits, appliances, furniture, mattresses, heaters and IT equipment. It also provides an opportunity for hundreds of refugees to participate in an IT training programme and learn Romanian. The courses will be organised in Balti municipality and Găgăuzia region by the end of this year.
Free internet access will be provided in public parks in the beneficiary municipalities. EU-supported mediators will also be hired to help refugees obtain information about the services available to them and assist with issues such as employment or enrolling children in school.
The Mayors for Economic Growth Facility is a joint EU and UNDP initiative that supports Mayors and their teams in the Eastern Partnership region with resources, network and learning opportunities to make their communities more attractive for people and investment.
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