Be an Angel is registered as a relief organization in Moldova and has an office in Chișinău. With “Friends of Be an Angel” registered in the USA as a non-profit organization.
Since 04 March we have been evacuating refugees with buses from Ukraine via Moldova. At least one bus, daily. Until 21 June 2022, a total of one hundred buses. Since the beginning of May we have been evacuating directly from the south of Ukraine. By June 2022, that was 53 buses.
So, in total, we have evacuated over 10,000
people to safety. In addition, there are individual evacuations of seriously ill people with ambulances from Ukraine through Chișinău with specially organized airplanes or together with the UNHCR on evacuation flights of the various EU countries.
We evacuate from Ukraine, often we continue to Germany with a short stay in Moldova.
Our challenges in Moldova’s capital Chișinău:
few, inadequately supplied, government shelters
little to no accommodations for people with disabilities, hardly any possibilities for onward travel for medical emergencies
Our partner Sociația Antreprenorilor cu Dizabilități din Moldova have found a former kindergarten, just outside the capital.
Together we were able to create a shelter for up to 60 people with disabilities.
including medical care
including hospital beds
including handicapped accessible sanitary facilities
In short, we made the accommodation fit the requirements in virtually all areas. Monthly maintenance cost is around 9,900 Euros.