Last Thursday night, on 12 May 2016, a tragedy hit our hearts – our beloved friend, a beneficiary of humanitarian protection from Mali, lost his life, which shuttered all the community knowing him here in Moldova. The next day, dozens of friends, with the support of UNHCR and its implementing partners, the Charity Centre for Refugees and AVE Copiii, participated and supported the organization of the funerals.

The following Monday 16 May 2016, the Charity Centre for Refugees organized a commemorative meeting on the memory of our friend from Mali. The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of The Embassy of The State of Qatar in Chisinau, H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Ali Al-Malki, the representative of the Islamic league in Moldova – Mr. Ismail Abu Ibrahim, Mr. Adebayo Johnson Paster, the President of the NGO Fatima – Mr. Keita Abdramane, and other friends and close people to the deceased, including the refugee community.

All the participants gathered to express their condolences and solidarity about the tragedy, sharing the most beautiful memories of the moments lived together with the deceased, encouraging everyone to stay strong and pray for his soul. The Charity Centre for Refugees, the implementing partner of UNHCR Moldova, expresses condolences to the family and friends of the Malian friend.