February 24, 2022
As 24/7 news cycles cover the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one thing you’ve likely not heard mentioned is that Moldova would most assuredly also fall – and quickly.
This small, former Soviet Bloc country neighboring Ukraine is among the poorest in Europe and a hotbed for human trafficking. Its armed forces are no match for the Russian military, and an unrecognized, breakaway pro-Russian region – called Transnistria – has existed since Moldova’s formation.
Even after 30 years of independence, Moldovans still feel the consequences of Russia’s influence in every aspect of their lives. But that doesn’t mean we are sitting idly by and waiting for Russian hostilities to boil over.
CERI has moved swiftly to provide the following:
As a CERI supporter, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Here are some suggestions:
As President of the CERI Board, my final thought is this: The wellbeing and safety of our staff and their families, as well as the children and families we serve in Moldova are important. We will do everything to ensure their protection should fighting and destruction reach this vulnerable nation.
May God bless you all and May God bless the children and families we serve.
CERI Board President