Alexander from Moldova: Assistance with renovating a welding workshop
Alexander lived in Moldova – in the Transnistria region. He went abroad and worked as a welder, mechanic and builder in different countries in Europe for three years. He came to Slovakia looking for a job in February. Having no residence permit, he was detained by the Foreign Police and ended up in the Detention Centre for Foreigners in Sečovce, waiting to be deported from the country. IOM arranged Alexander’s flight tickets and planned his return. An assistance plan was developed together with IOM staff prior to his departure, specifying which assistance would be provided to him by IOM upon the return to Moldova. The assistance was designated to renovate the welding workshop. In accordance with the plan, IOM in Kišiňov purchased the material, tools for welding doors and windows, as well as other equipment for the welding workshop, which he opened in his parents’ house.
(Names of the persons have been published with their consent. / Names of the persons have been altered to protect their identity.)
More information on IOM assistance to migrants during and after their return home from Slovakia: www.avr.iom.sk.