To promote a disability-inclusive response to the refugee crisis in the Republic of Moldova, a WHO-led joint project funded by the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) has been launched in Chisinau.
Called “Mainstreaming a disability-inclusive humanitarian response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis”, it aims to raise and address important concerns. The ongoing war in Ukraine has forced millions of Ukrainians out of their homes and into neighbouring countries, including the Republic of Moldova, disproportionally affecting those with disabilities. By July 2022, it was estimated that 13% of all families that had fled Ukraine included at least 1 member with a physical or psychosocial disability.
Read more at: https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/16-03-2023-enabling-support-for-ukrainian-refugees-with-disabilities-in-the-republic-of-moldova