Our mission

Our mission

The Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and apolitical organisation created in November 1999. Its main partners are the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Bureau for Migration and Asylum under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Moldova.

CCR’s mission is to facilitate the pre-integration of the asylum-seekers and integration of refugees and beneficiaries of humanitarian protection into the Moldovan society by conducting community-based activities, ensuring their self-reliance through employment, and raising awareness about them.

Our activities

Labour market integration

  • Employment assistance
  • Post-employment monitoring
  • Support to access vocational training
  • Consulting on business opening
  • Support to access furloughs and other employment benefits
  • Information sessions about conflict mediation at the workplace, etc.

Educational assistance

  • Computer classes
  • Assistance to access higher education
  • Support to access vocational training
  • Covering tuition fees for most vulnerable students
  • Mini-library
  • Support to access formal schooling and provision of school supplies
  • Information sessions about education opportunities, entrepreneurship, refugees’ rights, entitlements and duties, sexual and gender-based violence, etc


  • Consultation with administration and ministries to improve life for asylum-seekers and refugees
  • Participation at local events such as the Inter-Ethnic Festival or Winter Charity Bazaar, etc.
  • Collaboration with the media Football Against Racisme in Europe (FARE) matches
  • Meetings with local students to foster tolerance and anti-discriminatory attitudes, etc.

Social assistance

  • Help to get medical coverage
  • Access to social lunches provided by the Municipality to asylum-seekers living at the Temporary Accommodation Centre (TAC)
  • Maintenance of the laundry room at TAC
  • Cash-based intervention (CBI) assistance to the most vulnerable asylum-seekers and refugees (elderly, disabled, etc.)
  • Monitoring visits and counselling in places where refugees and asylum-seekers study, live and work
  • Referral information and guidance
  • Coordination of social houses in two villages

Intercultural and multicultural dialogue

  • Extracurricular and recreational activities
  • Celebration of national and international holidays
  • Summer school (Arabic classes, dance classes and art circles)
  • Refugee Women’s Club activities (haircutting, tailoring, handmade workshops)​

Language courses

  • Organizing online or offline Romanian language courses through the State Pedagogical University ''Ion Creanga'' for aslym- seekers and refugees
  • Providing students with necessary supplies


  • Support in preparing for language and Constitution exams for citizenship
  • Information and guidance on procedure