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Since March 4th 2022, Be an Angel has been on the ground in Moldova coordinating the evacuation of Ukrainian refugees.  Be an Angel sits on the Moldova Refugee Protection Sector Working Group of the UNHCR

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Crisis Report

Last update: 11 Jun 2024

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Following the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces in February 2022, Moldova has experienced an unprecedented influx of refugees seeking safety and shelter. As one of Ukraine’s immediate neighbors, Moldova has become a critical transit and host country for those fleeing the conflict. Despite being one of Europe’s most economically challenged countries, Moldova’s government responded in solidarity to the humanitarian situation.

The refugee crisis has placed immense pressure on Moldova’s infrastructure and resources. The country has faced significant challenges in providing adequate housing, healthcare, and social services to the incoming refugees. Many of the displaced individuals arriving in Moldova are women, children, and the elderly, who require specialized support and care. As of June 2024, over 1,092,546 people have fled the war in Ukraine and crossed into the Republic of Moldova. Some 120,548 individuals remain in the country, according to UNHCR, and it hosts one of the highest number of refugees per capita.

In Moldova, around 95 per cent of refugees are living among host communities. The Roma community has also been impacted by the war in Ukraine and is among the most vulnerable groups in Moldova. Refugees report relying mainly on personal savings and pensions, humanitarian assistance, and informal social protection mechanisms such as remittances.

Since February 2022, displaced people – including Ukrainians, non-Ukrainian spouses, and some third-country nationals – have been welcomed into Moldova and allowed to live and work there under an ongoing “state of emergency”. As of 1 March 2023, Moldova is implementing a temporary protection mechanism which will offer people the opportunity to register for legal stay and access basic services.

Office Contact Details

Headquarters: Chișinău, Moldova


Working hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 – 16:30
  • Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:30
  • Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:30
  • Thursday: 10:00 – 16:30
  • Friday: 10:00 – 14:00

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Our Response

Impact Briefing

Be an Angel has been on the ground since March 4th, 2022 in Moldova and southeast Ukraine. The operations began by chartering buses to evacuate refugees from the Odesa region to Moldova, and then subsequently to Germany. Prior to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Be an Angel Germany had been active since 2015 with assisting and campaigning for refugees to receive housing, funding and legal residency status within Germany. Built upon years of relationships and experience, Be an Angel Germany was best suited to bring Ukrainian refugees to Germany and to work together with local authorities to find them temporary housing and comfortable living situations.

Throughout the following months, a Be an Angel network was established with headquarters in Odesa, Ukraine and Chisinau, Moldova. A system was put in place to work together with the regional administration of Mykolaiv, a city which was under siege and heavy bombardment. Buses were charted and driven to Mykolaiv to evacuate civilians fleeing and brought overnight to stay in shelters in Moldova before being brought to Germany. In addition to evacuations, the teams in Moldova, Ukraine and Germany provided individual case work for more difficult cases and administered the coordination of large-scale humanitarian aid operations.

Friends of Be an Angel, the sister organization of Be an Angel in the United States, was founded in late 2022. There, the team focused on acquiring, transporting and coordinating the distribution of over 4923 tons of humanitarian aid. In addition to their relief operations, several other projects were launched in partnership with the Ombudsman Office of Ukraine, parliament of Ukraine and more.

refugees evacuated out of Ukraine
+ 10000
tons of humantarian aid delivered
+ 1000
million Euros of aid delivered
0 +
pediatric patients evacuated
+ 0
generators donated to civilians
+ 500
collaborations in 10 countries
+ 45

Our support structures

Frontline Rescue

  • evacuations for civilians in frontline regions
  • complex medical evacuations for high-risk patients
  • long term asylum support in neighboring countries

aid and support

  • Providing medicine and medical equipment to hospitals and clinics
  • Preparing care packages for widows and single mothers
  • Large scale energy infrastructure support

Supporting Kobleve IDP Center

  • Assisting with housing and safety for 240 internally displaced persons in Kobleva
  • Coordinating with partners to provide long-term, sustainable support.

Saving Children with Rare Diseases

  • Evacuation to neighboring countries where treatment is available
  • Providing medical support and long-term housing for families


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