On 28th of September 2021, the Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR), partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Bureau for Migration and Asylum of the Republic of Moldova, coordinated a meeting of the Commissioner of the Regional Office of UNHCR for Central Europe, Mr. Roland Schilling, with CCR’s team and, after, with a group of 15 refugees and asylum-seekers.

The purpose of the meeting was to identify the problems faced by the refugee community and to elucidate their general situation during the pandemic. Were discussed the issues regarding: employment and education, identity documents and opening bank account problems, resumption of Romanian language courses at the State Pedagogical University “Ion Creanga”, etc. The utmost issue of CCR’s beneficiaries was related to legal aspects, in particular the obligation to extend the temporary document for asylum-seekers monthly and the protracted refugee status determination procedure in courts.

The Commissioner of the Regional Office of UNHCR for Central Europe and the Senior Protection Associate of the Regional Office of UNHCR for Central Europe, Mr. Serghei Gaina, took notes about all the above-mentioned issues and told that they will try to find solutions for them.

 

Paknehad Șabnam-Cristina – CCR’s Deputy Director