Republic of Moldova — Displacement Surveys with Refugees from Ukraine and TCNs, Round #06 (7 October - 9 November 2022)
Nov 09 2022
- Flow Monitoring
On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine and triggered an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and forcibly displaced people within Ukraine and to neighboring countries. The Republic of Moldova is one of the main refugee-hosting countries and a transit country for those moving onward. Between 24 February 2022 and 10 November 2022, an estimated 806,513 Ukrainian citizens entered the Republic of Moldova (based on General Inspectorate of Border Police data (GIBP)). During this period, while a large number of people were displaced to other European countries, approximately 95,718 Ukrainian citizens sought refuge in the Republic of Moldova (source: GIBP data). In response to the refugee influx in the Republic of Moldova, the Moldovan government, with the support of the United Nations (UN) agencies, international and national non-governmental partners, have been providing support, including but not limited to, access to food and shelter, access to health services, employment opportunities and education for children. To inform an evidence-based response, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a displacement survey to identify basic needs and intentions of refugees from Ukraine and third-country nationals (TCNs), entering the Republic of Moldova from Ukraine since March 2022. The first round of the Displacement Survey on Intentions was conducted between 9 March to 12 May 2022 (link to report), and the second round began on 6 September 2022 and data collection is ongoing. This is the second report presenting findings from the second round of data collection. It summarizes the key findings of the displacement survey conducted by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), between 07 October and 09 November 2022, in four entry and exit Border Crossing Points (BCPs) between the Republic of Moldova and both Ukraine and Romania. The findings presented are based on 1,191 interviews with refugees from Ukraine and TCNs, entering the country, of which 396 were conducted in Otaci BCP (North-East), 394 in Palanca BCP (South-East), 241 in Leuseni BCP (West) and 160 in Giurgiulesti BCP (South).