UNHCR, WFP and the Government of the Republic of Moldova announce cash assistance for refugees fleeing Ukraine and host families in Moldova
UNHCR Moldova, 25 Mar 2022
Chisinau, Moldova – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Republic of Moldova, today announced that cash will soon be provided to both refugees fleeing Ukraine and families hosting them in Moldova. It follows an initial small scale cash distribution from UNHCR in February.
Cash will be distributed electronically, using a prepaid card scheme set up in collaboration with Moldova’s largest bank, maib. UNHCR’s local partners CRS / Caritas Moldova, ensure enrolment using an innovative PRIMES system to collect biodata, in line with Government practice. This will ensure that cash grants are distributed efficiently and without duplication