The European Union and IOM Mission in Moldova continue to support people fleeing from the war

Chișinău- Up to 796,000 people including Ukrainian refugees, third-country nationals, and Moldovans will benefit from EU support. The European Union  equipped the Moldovan Emergency Medical System through the provision of 300 mobile medical fridges for the transportation of life-saving medicines. 

IOM Moldova with the generous support of the European Union donated to the Moldova Emergency Prehospital Service 300 mobile fridges for transportation of thermolabile medicines including vaccines and biological products. The event was attended by Mr. Iurie Crasiuc, director of the National Center of Emergency Prehospital Service, Mr. Ion Prisăcaru, The State Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Lars Johan Lönnback, IOM Moldova Chief of Mission and Mr. Adam GRODZICKI, Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova.  This donation falls under the EU project “Supporting Protection, Transit, Voluntary and Informed Return and Reintegration of Eastern Partnership Citizens and Third Country Nationals Affected by the Conflict in Ukraine” funded by DG NEAR. 

"Dear partners, thank you for your efforts to purchase this important equipment for the pre-hospital emergency care service. Thanks to this donation, each emergency medical assistance team will have a refrigerator bag necessary to transport thermolabile medicines." (Ion Prisăcaru, State Secretary of the Ministry of Health)

“This donation reflects our solidarity towards the Republic of Moldova and our continuous partnership with the Ministry of Health that provides health care services for all Moldovans and Refugees that live in this country. And it is this cooperation that gave rise to a regional program in the field of facilitated migration management implemented in partnership with IOM.” (Adam GRODZICKI, Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova)

“IOM plays a key role in responding to humanitarian and public health emergencies, this is an essential part of IOM’s humanitarian mandate. What we are doing with this donation is to extend our support to the ambulance services in the Republic of Moldova. As we all have experienced climate change is real and is here. In this regard, refrigeration is absolutely necessary for so many interventions that are needed in emergency response. I would like to thank the Director of the National Center of Emergency Prehospital Service, the Ministry of Health, and the European Union for the great collaboration that has made this donation possible.” (Lars Johan Lönnback, IOM Moldova Chief of Mission)

Through this project, a total of 2,360 Ukrainians and 1,938 third-country nationals were provided pre-departure health assistance before travelling to EU member states and associated countries and countries of origin. Among them, 300 received pre-departure stabilization emergency medical treatment and 222 received nonstop medical support during the humanitarian movement assistance.  

The donation will enhance the capacity of the Prehospital Emergency Service which actively provides prehospital emergency treatment to Ukrainian refugees and third-country nationals. Also, it served up to 5,000 Ukrainians with emergency health care during the last six months.



For more information, please contact: 

Riccardo Severi, Project Officer - Media and Communications, IOM Moldova

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