Seeking safety: Roma refugees in Moldova

Challenges and humanitarian needs

Publication date: 26 October 2022
Authors: Charlotte Greener, Emly de Andrade Costa

The war in Ukraine has displaced millions of people to neighbouring countries – but some groups who already face poverty and discrimination in society, including Roma people, are facing particular challenges accessing the safety they need.

This paper outlines the results of Oxfam’s rapid assessment of Roma refugees in Moldova in July  2022,  highlighting  the  challenges that Roma  refugees  face  when  trying  to  access assistance, and some key humanitarian needs of these refugees. It aims to help amplify the voice of Roma  refugees  and to inform  a  humanitarian  response – from the  Moldovan government, United Nations  agencies,  and non-government  organizations – that is more inclusive of Roma refugees, and more responsive to their particular needs.