Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Integration of the refugees in the Moldovan business market

In the framework of the business program, the Charity Centre for Refugees, Implementing partner of UNHCR, hosted yesterday, 24 May 2016, an informative meeting initiated by UNHCR and held by two consultants from NGO Open Government Institute.

The meeting was organized with the purpose to inform the refugees and the beneficiaries of humanitarian protection about the business trainings to be provided starting with end of May by the experts from NGO Open Government Institute, represented by the director, Mr. Nicu Crețu. The meeting started by a presentation made by Mr. Marin Dolința, the Senior Administrative/Programme Associate at UNHCR Moldova, who underlined the support that will be provided by UNHCR during this program. The training will focus on how to write a business plan for self-employment and entrepreneurship for the beneficiaries, interested in launching or/and extending a business in the Republic of Moldova. 

Collaboration Agreement with the Bureau of Migration and Asylum - enhancing integration of refugees through partnership programme

On 24 May 2016, the Collaboration Agreement was updated and signed for an indefinite period between Mrs. Olga Poalelungi, the Director of the Bureau of Migration and Asylum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Mr. Djavid Paknehad, the Director of the Charity Centre for Refugees, implementing partner of UNHCR.

The agreement provides the legal framework and underlines the specific objectives of collaboration and has as main purpose the cooperation for building a stable partnership and streamlining necessary measures to strengthen the conditions of the asylum in the Republic of Moldova and provide assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and the beneficiaries of humanitarian protection.

With the support of UNHCR Moldova, the Charity Centre for Refugees has been fruitfully collaborating with the Bureau of Migration and Asylum for more than 14 years, providing transparent and efficient assistance and support to refugees and beneficiaries of form of protection, through a range of common activities and events aimed at cultural and social integration into Moldovan society.

Maria Pîslaraş - CCR Project Assistant

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Commemorative meeting

Last Thursday night, on 12 May 2016, a tragedy hit our hearts - our beloved friend, a beneficiary of humanitarian protection from Mali, lost his life, which shuttered all the community knowing him here in Moldova.
The next day, dozens of friends, with the support of UNHCR and its implementing partners, the Charity Centre for Refugees and AVE Copiii, participated and supported the organization of the funerals.
The following Monday 16 May 2016, the Charity Centre for Refugees organized a commemorative meeting on the memory of our friend from Mali.
The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of The Embassy of The State of Qatar in Chisinau, H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Ali Al-Malki, the representative of the Islamic league in Moldova - Mr. Ismail Abu Ibrahim, Mr. Adebayo Johnson Paster, the President of the NGO Fatima - Mr. Keita Abdramane, and other friends and close people to the deceased, including the refugee community. All the participants gathered to express their condolences and solidarity about the tragedy, sharing the most beautiful memories of the moments lived together with the deceased, encouraging everyone to stay strong and pray for his soul.
The Charity Centre for Refugees, the implementing partner of UNHCR Moldova, expresses condolences to the family and friends of the Malian friend.

CCR team

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Europe Day in Moldova

On May 14, in Chisinau the European town was inaugurated for the celebration of the Europe Day 2016 in the Public garden “Stefan cel Mare”.

The visitors had the opportunity to communicate and participate at various interactive activities, as well as learn about the projects implemented by the United Nations and financed by the European Union.

The Charity centre for Refugees, the implementing partner of UNHCR Moldova, together with the EVS volunteers, joined the UNHCR team to be part of the event, presenting, along with the other international organizations in Moldova, its activities in protecting the refugees and asylum seekers' community in the Republic of Moldova, and help them integrate through implementation programmes.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Easter celebrations at CCR

In the context of the Easter celebrations, the Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR), the implementing partner of UNHCR in Moldova, organized two events that gathered more than 100 men, women and children – beneficiaries of our centre.

On 04 April 2016, there was held a workshop on the tradition of painting Easter eggs. Coached by CCR art teacher – Tatiana Presneacova, with the help of the local and EVS volunteers, more than 15 refugee women and children were engaged in practicing the art of egg painting and learned about the symbols of Easter red eggs. Our volunteers invited a group of children from the Placement Centre “Small Group Homes” from Chisinau, who joined the refugee children and participated together in painting the eggs and other creative activities during the workshop.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Visit of Ms. Dafina Gercheva at the Charity Centre for Refugees

The Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR), the implementing partner of UNHCR, invited Ms. Dafina Gercheva, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Moldova to a meeting with refugees in CCR’s staff. Ms. Dafina kindly accepted our invitation and visited our office on 29 April 2016.

The meeting gathered a group of refugees and asylum seekers - women, men and children, together with Mr. Traian Ţurcanu, the Head of UNHCR Moldova, and CCR team, within a warm and pleasant atmosphere.

The Director of the CCR, Mr. Djavid Paknehad started with a presentation about the activity performed during 17 years of CCR’s work, pointing the achievements and the difficulties faced within all this long period of time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


“Beauty is a form of Genius - is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it”, - Oscar Wilde

It is this form of genius that we discovered in our beneficiaries of the Charity Centre of Refugees (CCR) during the women’s club “The world of Beauty”.

The integration women’s club “The World of Beauty” was organized at the Charity Center for Refugees (CCR) by Tatiana Salachova – a refugee from Ukraine and a woman with a big heart, a huge talent in art beauty and a deep desire to create and share her great experience with others.