Since 24 February 2022, increasing numbers of refugees and third-country nationals entering the Republic of Moldova have been registered amid the war in Ukraine. As of 17 March, Moldovan authorities have reported 350,938 arrivals from Ukraine, of whom 317,581 are Ukrainian refugees and 33,357 third-country nationals (TCNs).
This report is based on a survey of displacement patterns, needs and intentions commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with UN Women. Face-to-face surveys were conducted by trained enumerators from CBS-AXA Research at entry, exit, transit points and accommodation centres with Ukrainian refugees and third-country nationals. Data were collected and stored through a mobile application.
This report presents a short analysis based on the 1,777 interviews conducted between 9 and 17 March 2022, out of which 1,683 were interviewed at four Moldovan border crossing points – Otaci and Palanca (at entry), and Leuseni and Giurgiulesti (at exit) – as well as in three transit locations – MoldExpo, the Ukrainian Consulate, and a bus station in Chisinau, the capital city. Additionally, 94 interviews were conducted in temporary placement centres and private accommodations, using an extended questionnaire based on Displacement Tracking Matrix tool.