Republic of Moldova — Surveys with Refugees from Ukraine: Needs, Intentions, and Integration Challenges (Jan-Mar 2023)




DTM Europe,
Period Covered
Jan 01 2023
Mar 31 2023
  • Survey

This report is based on a survey of displacement patterns, needs and intentions conducted by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in the 11 countries included in the Regional Response Plan for Ukraine in 2023: 6 countries neighbouring Ukraine Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Republic  of  Moldova, Romania and Slovakia and other 5 countries particularly impacted by the arrivals of refugees from Ukraine since the start of the war in February 2022 Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Republic of Moldova - Key findings:

  • Top oblasts of origin Odeska (25%), Vinnytska (17%), Mykolaivska (11%), Kyivska city (11%), Dnipropetrovska (6%), Kharkivska (4%).
  • Intentions to move: settled or planning to settle in the Republic of Moldova (49%), transiting to another country (45%), mainly to Romania, Germany and Canada. Move back to place of origin in Ukraine (4%).
  • Employment status: employed (4%), daily workers (2%), unemployed and looking for a job (23%), student (22%), maternity leave (9%).
  • Top needs: cash support (41%), medicines (23%), personal hygiene items (19%), health services (14%), food (13%).
  • Top areas of assistance received: food supplies (74%), personal hygiene items (66%), financial support (62%), clothes & shoes (30%).
  • Main inclusion challenges: financial issues (37%), housing (23%), language (7%), hunger (4%).
  • Women refugees: women travelling with children (78%), pregnant or lactating (7%).