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In the early years of the 21st Century

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*** Extreme Weather ***

In Moldova, extreme weather events can have significant impacts due to the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards like droughts, frosts, floods, and severe storms. Moldova is susceptible to the effects of rising temperatures with heatwaves leading to discomfort and health risks for vulnerable populations. In addition, the country experiences variations in precipitation patterns with heavy rains, storms, and hail causing damage and disruptions.

Moldova faces an increase in climate aridity with severe droughts affecting agriculture and water availability. In winter, heavy snowfall and blizzards have hit Moldova, resulting in deaths and leaving towns and villages without electricity with temperatures touching -9°C.   adapted from Microsoft BING Copilot

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The World Factbook - Moldova

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

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[accessed 4 January 2021]

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - one of the poorest countries in Europe; with moderate climate and productive farmland, economy relies heavily on agriculture sector; vulnerable to corruption, political uncertainty, weak administrative capacity, vested bureaucratic interests, energy import dependence

GDP - per capita (PPP): $6,700 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 32.3%

industry: 12%

services: 55.7% (2017 est.)

Unemployment rate: 4.1% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: 9.6% (2015 est.)

Maternal mortality rate: 19 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 11.1 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 71.9 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 90.5% of population

Physicians density: 3.21 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 87.2% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Moldova

[accessed 21 February 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

~ How Poverty Affects Everyday Life In Moldova

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~ Agricultural Innovations In Poverty Eradication In Moldova

~ Hunger In Moldova: What You Need To Know

~ Past And Present Poverty In Moldova

~ A Look At Credit Access In Moldova

~ 10 Facts About Poverty In Moldova

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The World Bank in Moldova

[accessed 21 April 2021]

To achieve the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank Group is helping Moldova improve economic governance, fight corruption, modernize services, enhance the business environment, and invest in employable skills.

Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 21 February 2021]

Moldova has no major mineral deposits and must import all of its supplies of coal, oil, and natural gas. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, energy shortages have contributed to sharp production declines. Moldova is seeking alternative energy sources and working to develop its own energy supplies including solar power, wind, and geothermal. The country is implementing a national energy conservation program.

About one-fourth of Moldova's external debt burden, which peaked at 75% of GDP in 2000, is traceable to energy imports from Russia, which has on occasion suspended gas supplies, and from the Ukraine and Romania, both of which have on occasion suspended electricity power to Moldova.

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