The distribution of 200 food packages and 200 bags of flour began in Rožaje on Friday, for the most endangered families in this city which is currently affected the most by the coronavirus pandemic in Montenegro. This aid, which is funded by the German government, will be distributed to socially disadvantaged families, some of whom are in self-isolation, as well as Roma-Egyptian (RE) families in Rožaje.
With the assistance from the Red Cross, Help will also distribute 75 food packages and the same amount of flour to RE families in the Riversajd settlement in Berane.
In addition to the abovementioned, Help mediators will deliver another 50 packages to the most vulnerable RE families in Podgorica (30) and Nikšić (20), who asked for help.
The total value of the donation of 325 food packages, which is financed by the Federal Government of Germany is about 6,600 Euros.
This aid will be distributed in coordination with the Montenegrin Red Cross, i.e. their regional units in Rožaje and Berane which became common practice since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with the recommendations of the National Coordination Body (NCB) in order to assist those affected by the new coronavirus.
Help and the German government are continuously providing aid within the project “Support to socio-economic stability in the Western Balkans region 2019-2020”, to the most vulnerable categories of the population and the most vulnerable groups in Montenegro since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to food and hygiene supplies, as well as packages for babies, in the past three months we have donated disinfectants, gloves, masks, 120 smartphones with the internet packages for the program #learn from home for children whose families are in poor financial condition, and 75 tablets – also with the internet packages, to several public institutions caring for children without parental care, elderly homes and the Directorate for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions (UIKS).