On 14 March 2011 an official inauguration of the two new buildings destined for accommodation of migrant women and families as well as for some administrative facilities of the Migrants Accommodation Center (MAC) (Chisinau, 88 Petricani str.) took place. The MAC is a subdivision of the Bureau of Migration and Asylum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Moldova. The inauguration marked the completion of a complex renovation and refurbishment of the new buildings that provide exemplary accommodation conditions for irregular migrants according with the best European practices. The ceremony hosted honorable guests such as donors, representatives of the government and international community, local mass media, and the last but not the least the project beneficiaries.read more...
The initiative emerged against the background of the global migration growth and especially of the migration shift towards the present and future European borders. This has a significant impact on the Republic of Moldova, as well as on the EU countries, and imposes new challenges to migration management.
The first renovated building of the MAC was officially opened on 4 April 2008. At the present moment the Center has the capacity to host in decent conditions 200 persons.
Renovation and hand over of the new buildings represent an important step towards the strengthening of capacity of Moldovan authorities in the area of migration management and protection of a special category of migrants, in particular women and children. The accommodated persons will enjoy all the necessary conditions, such as dwelling rooms, a medical centre, sanitary groups, a kitchen, as well as recreational facilities, including an athletic field and a gym. Besides, a complex set of professional legal, medical, psychological and social assistance services is being provided to the beneficiaries in the Centre.
The refurbishment and equipping of the new buildings was possible due to the EU financial support through the project “Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building for the Governments of Ukraine and Moldova for the Implementation of Readmission Agreements with the European Union (GUMIRA)”, co-funded by the Italian Development Cooperation and the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. The first stage of refurbishment and start-up activities within the MAC have been carried out within the EU funded project “Strengthening Migration Management in the Republics of Belarus and Moldova – Migrabel – Migramol” which was co-funded by the Government of Finland.
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