UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the adoption by the Government of Romania of the „Emergency Ordinance on the implementation of the National Plan of measures for the protection and inclusion of displaced persons from Ukraine and beneficiaries of temporary protection in Romania”, as an exemplary step in the direction of improving protection and the inclusion of refugees from Ukraine who choose to stay in Romania.
UNHCR and other UN agencies, national and international NGOs worked closely with the Government of Romania to ensure complementarity and synergies between the National Plan and the Refugee Response Plan (RRP). RRP partners have expressed their support in implementing the measures of the National Plan in their areas of action.
„The Romanian people showed extraordinary solidarity towards refugees, and the Government of Romania stood out in ensuring the comprehensive inclusion of refugees from Ukraine in the socio-economic life of the country.” said Mr. Pablo Zapata, Representative of UNHCR in Romania. „The National Plan will contribute to the orientation of humanitarian activities at the national level,” added Mr. Zapata.
The National Plan covers a wide range of essential interventions, focusing on key areas such as child protection, access to healthcare, education and housing, as well as inclusion in the national labor market. People with specific protection needs and the prevention of risks of abuse and exploitation are specifically addressed in the plan. The government measures reflected in the National Plan will help refugees regain a sense of stability through access to socio-economic rights during their stay in Romania and will increase social cohesion with the host communities.
Sustained engagement of the international community and coordinated efforts of all relevant actors, including national and international NGOs, UN agencies, civil society organizations and local communities, in collaboration with central and local authorities, are essential for the effective implementation of the Plan National.
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