Caritas Luxembourg increases its aid
Friday 4 March 2022
In view of the large number of arrivals at the Moldovan border, Caritas Luxembourg is looking to open a second centre with its Moldovan partner to receive people who are fleeing. The centre opened last weekend is already full.
Additional beds and mattresses have been purchased by Caritas Luxembourg, but will all be occupied by the end of the day. With the opening of the humanitarian corridors, even more people will arrive at the Moldovan border. The people arriving at the border now are those who have no family or friends who can take them in. They don't know where to go.
We will have to find solutions for all these families," says Michael Feit, Head of International Cooperation at Caritas Luxembourg, who arrived yesterday with the aim of increasing the assistance offered.
Most of the people currently being cared for in the community centre are women who arrived alone with their children, elderly people, but also sick people. The centre is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The main objective is to allow these people to rest and to organise with the psycho-social team what happens next. Caritas Luxembourg has just hired local staff to help in its mission and to reinforce the Caritas Moldova team. Caritas Luxembourg also provides material and food upon arrival at the border.
We make purchases on a day-to-day basis according to the needs on the field. This can range from coffee for refugees arriving in near-freezing temperatures to SIM cards so they can contact their relatives," says Michael Feit.
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