Support for Refugees

  • 18.03.2022

DRÄXLMAIER follows its strategy of being a partner of the region and supports the local authorities in refugee placement.

Balti, March 16, 2022 – For 15 years in the northern region of Moldova, DRÄXLMAIER being regional support we have been involved in events with a strong impact on society.  In these days of sadness and suffering, DRÄXLMAIER has come to the aid of local authorities and we support them in their attempt of giving a helping hand. DRÄXLMAIER Group Moldova mobilized and prepared a place for the people distributed by Balti authorities so that they could rest and get a warm meal.

DRÄXLMAIER Balti helps to provide places for refugees

The process of managing the large wave of people in this situation is not a simple one, so at the request of the local authorities DRÄXLMAIER Balti helped to provide 50 places with the necessary placement conditions and hot meals. Also, in accordance with the latest law on foreigners’ employment, on the basis of working contracts signed directly with companies, DRÄXLMAIER Group Moldova can provide the necessary support within the limits of available jobs.

„No matter how old you are, going through such moments of suffering and drama is unimaginable, especially for mothers with young children or pregnant women. If they have found the strength to walk that difficult road to get to a place where they feel safe, I deeply believe that it is our duty to stand on their side to ease in any possible way these difficult conditions they are in under these circumstances. DRÄXLMAIER Group Moldova will always support in such humanitarian movements”, says Guido Meinelt, DRÄXLMAIER Group Balti Plants Manager.

Children’s food, playing & studying materials, hygiene products, clothes and more

In solidarity with asylum seekers, who transit or wish to remain in our city, we have come to the aid of people in need by trying to provide basic necessities. In a former children's camp that has turned into a placement centre in these difficult times, we have provided these conditions to those, who are distributed there by the crisis cell organized by local authorities. Donations in the form of children’s food, playing & studying materials, hygiene products, clothes and other necessary things were collected by Balti employees. Others donate money and with the collected amount, we make the necessary weekly purchases.

„The company representatives go regularly to the centre and make sure to collect information about current necessities in order to support these people in need. Children receive toys, writing materials and drawing books and are pleasantly surprised, as in the hurry they didn't manage to get their favourite things from home and it brings smiles to their faces. Parents also express their gratitude and are eager to restart children’s interrupted educational process in order to help them accommodate in a new reality”, says Natalia Grosu-Curocica, Communication Manager DRÄXLMAIER Group Moldova.

Refugees: Greatest impact is felt in Moldova

A large wave of refugees has hit Eastern Europe recently, including the Republic of Moldova. According to UNCHR, the greatest impact is felt in Moldova, as the humanitarian effort is close to 4000 per 100.000 inhabitants. Parents with children, elderly people cross our borders daily in hope of a more peaceful atmosphere. This being an unexpected crisis, the Republic of Moldova does not have the resources to sustain this wave in the long term and it is a big stress on the national economy.

Among the categories of people listed above, mothers with children or pregnant women are the most open to accept any form of help they receive, especially because traveling with children can’t be done for long periods of time and they need constant stops for resting, a bed and warm food. Last but not least, they all need support with other issues that appear during their trips – medical, psychological, juridical, informational, educational, etc.

„The hosting process is difficult, mainly because of the constant flow of people coming and leaving to travel further and additional daily necessities of each newcomer. We are grateful to DRÄXLMAIER Group Moldova for supporting this process. Thanks to the company representatives, who come and take an interest in the situation here and try their best to supplement the shortages that appear”, says Vasile Motriuc, Host of Placement Center.

DRÄXLMAIER Balti helps to provide places for refugees. Therefore, a former children's camp has turned into a placement center, where parents and children – besides a place to sleep and food – also receive a shelter needed for rest and other activities.

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