Saturday, June 23, 2012

Table Tennis Tournament dedicated 
to the World Refugee Day          
         On the occasion of World Refugee Day, which is marked annually on June the 20th, it was  organized a table tennis tournament. 
         The initiative came from the part of the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and aims to contribute to the integration of refugees into the local society. The competition was attended by teams from the UNHCR, IOM, NGOs' "Charity Center for Refugees ", " Law Centre of Advocates ", " AVE Copiii " and from governmental institutions - ministries, state companies, embassies, etc.. In total, the competition was attended by approximately 100 people, including 22 women and it was organized at the State University Specialized Table Tennis Arena. The match was played after the Olympic system, which means that the one who lose is out of competition.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Refugees will receive apartments in the framework of the EU and UNHCR project

Chisinau, Moldova, June 12 (UNHCR) - four apartments rebuilt to accommodate refugees who left their country of origin as a result of human rights abuse and conflicts in their home countries, were offered today to the local authorities from Rezeni, Ialoveni, by the UNHCR, as a result of extensive renovation work in the framework of the Local Integration Project funded by EU and co-funded by UNHCR.
Refugee families from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Palestine received their keys at the official event. The Mayor from Rezeni, Mr. Ion Cretu, was the host for the Deputy Minister Ana Vasilachi (the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection), Deputy Minister Iurie Cheptanaru (Ministry of Interior), European Union Ambassador, Dirk Schubel and other officials.

Friday, June 1, 2012

International Children’s Day Celebration

On 1st of June, the Chisinau Municipal Directorate for Children’s Rights’ Protection, with the support of International Organization for Migration, CCR and AVE Copiii NGOs as well as some diplomatic missions organized the celebration dedicated to the International Children’s Day in “Nasterea Domnului” Cathedral square.
At the event participated 70 children of refugee families with their parents, among other 1500 orphan and left without parental custody children. At the concert organized for the young people evolved talented children and local stars, as well as the young dancer Alvina, whose father is from India, and whose Indian dance impressed everyone present.
Using the tickets offered by CCR, the refugee children could enjoy free ice cream, sweets, juice, and a travel with the little train.