01 May 2024

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine continues to separate children from their families

Eleven-year-old Oskar, from Ukraine, offers a warm hug to Red, the cat who has become his unwavering companion in Moldova. With the intention of immortalizing their bond for eternity, the two eagerly prepare themselves to be captured in a photo.  It's been almost eight months since Oskar last saw his father and around a year since he was separated…, Eleven-year-old Oskar learns to water the flowers in the house's garden from his foster mother, Lucia., UNICEF/2024/Moldova/Dogoter Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor, Eleven-year-old Oskar enjoys the fresh air from the house's garden while swinging on the swing., UNICEF/2024/Moldova/Dogoter Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor, Eleven-year-old Oskar from Ukraine, along with his foster mother Lucia and their cat Red, pose for a photo., UNICEF/2024/Moldova/Dogoter Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor, Eleven-year-old Oskar from Ukraine is giving water to chickens in the yard of his foster parents' house in Moldova., UNICEF/2024/Moldova/Dogoter Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor, Eleven-year-old Oskar from Ukraine poses for a photo with his favourite toy, a teddy bear., UNICEF/2024/Moldova/Dogoter Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor, After an amazing day at school, Oskar, 11, sits at the table with Lucia, his foster mother, enjoying lunch together., UNICEF/2024/Moldova/Dogoter Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor Războiul din Ucraina continuă să separe copiii de familiile lor…
16 February 2024

Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in Moldova

At just ten and six years old, Eva and Misha have already experienced the ache of longing for their homeland and native language. For two years, they did not lose hope of hugging their grandparents again, strolling along the seaside, and returning to their school, just as before February 24, 2022, when the lives of millions of Ukrainian children…, On 17 January 2024, 6-year-old Misha from Odesa, Ukraine, plays with his sister, Eva, and other Moldovan children at the play and learning hub set up by UNICEF in Balti, Moldova., UNICEF/Moldova/Tapes Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in Moldova UNICEF, On 17 January 2024, 10-year-old Eva from Odesa, Ukraine, plays with LEGO bricks at the play and learning hub set up by UNICEF in Balti, Moldova., UNICEF/Moldova/Tapes Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in Moldova UNICEF, On 17 January 2024, Tatiana and her 6-year-old son, Misha, from Odesa, Ukraine, are playing together at the play and learning hub set up by UNICEF in Balti, Moldova., UNICEF/Moldova/Tapes Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in Moldova UNICEF, On 17 January 2024, 6-year-old Misha from Odesa, Ukraine, takes LEGO bricks from a box during an educational activity at the play and learning hub set up by UNICEF in Balti, Moldova., UNICEF/Moldova/Tapes Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in Moldova UNICEF, On 17 January 2024, 6-year-old Misha from Odesa, Ukraine, participates in an educational activity with other Moldovan children at the play and learning hub set up by UNICEF in Balti, Moldova., UNICEF/Moldova/Tapes Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in Moldova Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in Moldova Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in Moldova Through play, Eva and Misha from Ukraine are reimagining their childhood in…
06 November 2023

Assisted Social Housing – A Service that Ensures Safety and Social Inclusion for Children and Youth

Gheorghe's childhood was marked by numerous hardships, though you would only truly understand this if he decided to share with you all his memories. Today, 18-year-old Gheorghe smiles, studies, and aspires to become an internationally recognized chef. For over six months, he has lived with other young people in one of four assisted social housing…, Gheorghe from Moldova and Alexandru from Ukraine, who benefit from the 'Assisted Social Housing' service, discuss a new video game., UNICEF/2023/Moldova/Pirozzi Locuința Socială Asistată - serviciul care asigură incluziunea copiilor în situații de dificultate UNICEF, 18-year-old Gheorghe, a beneficiary of the 'Assisted Social Housing' service, brushes his teeth and gets ready for a new day., UNICEF/2023/Moldova/Pirozzi Locuința Socială Asistată - serviciul care asigură incluziunea copiilor în situații de dificultate UNICEF, 18-year-old Gheorghe, a beneficiary of the 'Assisted Social Housing' service, takes care of his clothes., UNICEF/2023/Moldova/Pirozzi Locuința Socială Asistată - serviciul care asigură incluziunea copiilor în situații de dificultate UNICEF, 18-year-old Alexandru, from Ukraine, a beneficiary of the 'Assisted Social Housing' service, cleans his shoes., UNICEF/2023/Moldova/Pirozzi Locuința Socială Asistată - serviciul care asigură incluziunea copiilor în situații de dificultate UNICEF, Gheorghe from Moldova and Alexandru from Ukraine, both beneficiaries of the 'Assisted Social Housing' service, are preparing lunch together., UNICEF/2023/Moldova/Pirozzi Locuința Socială Asistată - serviciul care asigură incluziunea copiilor în situații de dificultate Locuința Socială Asistată - serviciul care asigură incluziunea copiilor în situații de dificultate Locuința Socială Asistată - serviciul care asigură incluziunea copiilor în situații de dificultate Locuința Socială…
02 October 2023

UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children

With the onset of the war in Ukraine, frontline workers in Moldova, such as child protection specialists, had to reinvent their working methods to ensure the protection of refugee children. Aurica Cebotari, the head of the Directorate of Social Assistance and Family Protection in Stefan Voda, recalls the early days of the refugee crisis. "We were…, A child protection specialist read the material prepared by trainers from the Association for Child and Family Empowerment ‘AVE Copii’., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF, Child protection specialists pose for a photo after a training session., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF, Specialists from different regions in Moldova participate in training for trainers in the child protection field., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF, Specialists from different regions in Moldova participate in training for trainers in the child protection field., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF, Specialists from different regions in Moldova participate in training for trainers in the child protection field., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF, One of the trainers, Antonina Comerzan, explains the child protection methodologies to the training participants., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF, Specialists from different regions in Moldova participate in training for trainers in the child protection field., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF continues to strengthen the frontline workers' capacities to ensure the safety of children UNICEF continues to…