Since 24 February 2022, an increasing number of people fleeing from Ukraine to the neighbouring countries has been observed, as a result of the war in Ukraine. At the same time, the number of persons exiting the Republic of Moldova and going back to Ukraine has been sustained.
Since 16 April, IOM’s DTM has deployed displacement surveys with Ukrainians and third country nationals (TCNs) before crossing to Ukraine at two main border crossing points (BCPs) – Palanca and Otaci – in the Republic of Moldova. Individual crossings back into Ukraine are not necessarily returnees and conclusions on definitive trends cannot yet be drawn. The sample is not representative of all persons crossing to Ukraine, and results should only be considered as indicative.