The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, knows about the CDA team, knows that the association has been a partner of the UNHCR for 25 years and that is very actively involved in helping refugees, displaced persons, and foreigners. The UN official made these statements during the meeting with the Executive Director of CDA, Oleg Palii.
Filippo Grandi highly appreciated the performance of the organization, noting that in all the refugee centres he visited he met members of the CDA team.
In Causeni, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees had a meeting with refugee women to discuss their needs and problems. One of the participants spoke about a legal problem and Filippo Grandi suggested that she can address to CDA staff: “Here are CDA colleagues who can help you with your problem”.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi visited the Republic of Moldova on 20-21 January 2023, participated in the inauguration of the Asylum and Statelessness Directorate of the General Inspectorate for Migration and the Documentation Counter for beneficiaries of temporary protection, met with officials from the country and visited centres where refugees or displaced persons from Ukraine are placed.
The UN official said: “Moldova demonstrates that a small country with limited resources can be an exemplary host for refugees – with good leadership, effective coordination and international assistance”.