Since the outbreak of the war, which puts 7.5 million children at risk, we have taken immediate action, through an alliance with our partner ChildFund Deutschland, to provide aid to children and their families who have crossed the Moldovan border.

The Context

Moldova is a small country between southern Ukraine and Romania with a population of about 3.5 million people and currently has the highest number of refugees per capita. The main entry point for people fleeing Ukraine is Palanca in the south, a few kilometers from Odesa, a city with more than a million inhabitants. Besides Palanca there are about 8 other entry points from Ukraine to Moldova

WeWorld is present in Moldova to provide aid to Ukrainian families crossing the border.

Our intervention

WeWorld has decided to intervene in Moldova, currently one of the most dangerous borders in the southern front of the war in Ukraine, which has become a place to welcome many families in difficulty. In Palanca four emergency transit centers will be set up to guarantee men, women, children a first aid through the distribution of food and basic necessities. We also guarantee support through legal guidance, psychological support, language courses and, if they wish, relocation services to allow families who have lost their homes to find safe housing. Children and adolescents are also guaranteed a child-friendly space where they can receive psychological support, play, rest and regain a little normality, an essential condition for looking to the future

WeWorld is also responding to the Ukrainian crisis in Italy by making itself available to women fleeing together with their children who can find a safe place in WeWorld's 'Spazio Donna' in Milan and Bologna. Here, thanks to the service of linguistic and cultural mediation, Ukrainian women will be able to attend Italian courses, receive psychological support and attend job orientation courses to regain their social and economic autonomy. While the mothers will be busy, the little ones will be welcomed in the Child Care area designed to allow boys and girls to play in a protected dimension.