CHISINAU, Republic of Moldova, March 24 (UNHCR) - By the end of 2011 about 10 families of refugees and beneficiaries of humanitarian protection in Moldova will benefit of housing areas which follow to be rebuilt within the Local Integration Project in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine funded by the European Union, co-financed and implemented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Moldova.
Smiles and joy at the Charity Center for Refugees. Nearly 40 children have received toys and clothes as gifts. The gifts have arrived in Moldova thanked to a donation made by several U.S. citizens.
Artyom Gasparean is a 4 years old boy of a refugees family from Azerbaijan. He chose three teddy bears, a horse, a drum and a coloring book from the box with toys. "I like very much teddy bears ... I also took one for Karen," says the boy, which hasn’t forgotten to take toys for his big brother. Artyom remained excited of the drum he received, he said that he will certainly learn how to play on it.The one who came up with the initiative to make such a donation is Alex Demkin-Dick, a 19 years old young man, a volunteer at the Millennium Challenge Fund in Moldova. Alex says that his past has made him to help children from refugee families. The young man lived for 4 years in an orphanage, reason which makes him to understand very good the difficulties and shortcomings that have the refugees children.
In many countries of the world, the 8th of March is considered to be the International Women’s day. Moldova does not make an exception and here this day is widely celebrated.
On the 4th of March 2011, on the occasion of this important day, with the support of UNHCR in the Republic of Moldova, the Charity Centre for Refugees organized a celebration for refugee and asylum seeking women and their daughters on the premises of the CCR.