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…
26 September 2023

Back to school: Refugee children have started a new academic year in Moldovan schools

Ten-year-old Darya listens carefully to her teacher and takes notes in her new notebook. It is the sixth day of the school year, and she is excited to gain new knowledge and make new friends. "On the first day, I didn't talk to anyone, but then I started to communicate with the girls. Now, I have more than five friends at school," says Darya. …, Ten-year-old Darya from Ukraine writes on the blackboard., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter Participarea în activități de educație non-formală, organizate de UNICEF și partneri, a ajutat-o pe Daria din Ucraina să se integreze mai ușor într-o școală din Moldova. UNICEF, Ten-year-old Darya from Ukraine chats with her peers during the breaks between lessons., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter Participarea în activități de educație non-formală, organizate de UNICEF și partneri, a ajutat-o pe Daria din Ucraina să se integreze mai ușor într-o școală din Moldova. UNICEF, Ten-year-old Darya from Ukraine participates actively during a lesson., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter Participarea în activități de educație non-formală, organizate de UNICEF și partneri, a ajutat-o pe Daria din Ucraina să se integreze mai ușor într-o școală din Moldova. UNICEF, Ten-year-old Darya poses for a photo with her new UNICEF backpack in the school's yard in Chisinau, Moldova, UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter Participarea în activități de educație non-formală, organizate de UNICEF și partneri, a ajutat-o pe Daria din Ucraina să se integreze mai ușor într-o școală din Moldova. UNICEF, Ten-year-old Darya from Ukraine chats with her peers during the breaks between lessons., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter Participarea în activități de educație non-formală, organizate de UNICEF și partneri, a ajutat-o pe Daria din Ucraina să se integreze mai ușor într-o școală din Moldova. UNICEF, Ten-year-old Darya from Ukraine writes on the blackboard., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter Participarea în activități de educație non-formală, organizate de UNICEF și partneri, a ajutat-o pe Daria din Ucraina să se integreze mai ușor într-o școală din Moldova. UNICEF, Ten-year-old Darya listens carefully to her teacher and takes notes in her new notebook., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Dogoter Participarea în activități de educație non-formală, organizate de UNICEF și partneri, a ajutat-o pe Daria din Ucraina să se integreze mai ușor într-o școală din Moldova. Participarea în activități de educație non-formală, organizate de UNICEF și partneri, a ajutat-o pe Daria din Ucraina să se integreze mai ușor într-o…
07 September 2023

"We received health care, medications, hygiene kits, and food supplies”

When war forces you to leave your entire life behind and embark on a journey to safety, nothing brings more peace and hope than knowing your family has free access to essential health services, counseling, accommodation, and protection. This is also the story of Oxana, a mother of three children from Ukraine, who found safety at one of the Refugee…, A girl from Ukraine, hosted at one of the Refugee Accommodation Centers, receives medical care., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Pirozzi Thanks to UNICEF support, refugee children and their families, hosted in Refugee Accommodation Centers, continue to access essential primary health care services and supplies for a safe life. UNICEF, A girl from Ukraine, hosted at one of the Refugee Accommodation Centers, receives medical care., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Pirozzi Thanks to UNICEF support, refugee children and their families, hosted in Refugee Accommodation Centers, continue to access essential primary health care services and supplies for a safe life. UNICEF, Three siblings from Ukraine, hosted at one of the Refugee Accommodation Centers and beneficiaries of medical services, pose for a photo., UNICEF/Moldova/2023/Pirozzi Thanks to UNICEF support, refugee children and their families, hosted in Refugee Accommodation Centers, continue to access essential primary health care services and supplies for a safe life. Thanks to UNICEF support, refugee children and their families, hosted in Refugee Accommodation Centers, continue to access…