Crisis in Ukraine: support to the Republic of Moldova
The SDC has sent a rapid response team from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) to Moldova. The team is supporting the neighbouring country of Ukraine, which is heavily affected by the influx of refugees, in the areas of coordination, health, housing and cash assistance. An SHA medical team takes care of pregnant women, mothers and infants in a transit centre for Ukrainian refugees in the capital Chisinau.
The SDC also delivered more than 20 tonnes of relief items for Moldova. The shipment included family tents adapted to winter conditions as well as medicines.
The SDC decided to contribute CHF 3 million to the emergency aid fund of Moldovan authorities to cover the needs of Ukrainian refugees in the country. An SHA expert, seconded to the United Nations, supports the Moldovan government in coordinating international aid.
The humanitarian response in the Republic of Moldova is based on and complementary to the SDC's ongoing cooperation programme, particularly in health and governance.
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