The European Union is funding a joint action carried out by HELP and the Roma youth NGO “Walk With Us – Phiren Amenca”.
Over 300 Roma and Egyptian families in Bijelo Polje and Berane received emergency aid – consisting of food and hygiene packages. Support was provided by the European Union, in cooperation with HELP and the NGO “Walk with us – Phiren Amenca”, in order to help one of the most endangered and most vulnerable categories of population in Montenegro.
This donation is part of a broader action, within which a total of 600 emergency aid packages will be distributed to about 400 Roma and Egyptian families. This action will be implemented in Niksic and Herceg Novi in addition to Berane and Bijelo Polje. The total value of these 600 packages is around 12,400 euros.
Those families that have more than six members will each receive two packages containing flour, oil, sugar, pasta, rice and soap. In accordance with the recommendations of the National Coordination Body, the packages are being distributed in cooperation with the Red Cross and local crisis HQs.
The first portion of aid packages was distributed on Tuesday 24 March in the Roma settlement of Drenovik in Herceg-Novi with the assistance of the Red Cross.