News Archive 2022

New Ukrainian Center opened in Budva with the support of Help

22. 11. 2022

Ambassador of Ukraine to Montenegro, Mr. Oleh Herasymenko, has opened another refugee Center, last night (21.11) in Budva, with the support of Help. Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine on February 24, about 9,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Montenegro, and one of the largest communities is located in Budva.

Ambassador Herasymenko thanked the regional coordinator of Help, Klaus Mock, for the support that Help continuously provides to the Ukrainian people, who have sought refuge in Montenegro due to war.

He especially emphasized the support for the opening of Ukrainian centers in Herceg-Novi and Bar, as well as other types of support that Help, thanks to the network of German humanitarian organizations  – Aktion Deutschland Hilft, has provided in the past months.

The largest number of Ukrainian refugees are located in Podgorica and cities on the Montenegrin coast, and Help, in coordination with the Ukrainian organization Good deed, provided different types of assistance for these people: food and hygiene packages, six summer camps for children, language classes for children and adults in Podgorica and Budva, tennis lessons for children in Podgorica and basketball in Budva, school supplies, sports equipment and children’s clothing.

As the ambassador said, the support of Help is of essential importance for the functioning of the Ukrainian refugee community in Montenegro, in this difficult conditions that forced these people to leave their homes. Mr. Herasymenko has expressed the hope that the cooperation will continue.

Help’s regional coordinator, Klaus Mock, emphasized that, in addition to Montenegro, Help provides assistance for Ukrainian refugees also   in other countries where the German humanitarian development organization operates, including Ukraine itself.

In the occasion of the opening the Center in Budva, visitors had the opportunity to view an exhibition of Ukrainian children’s pictures about their homeland.



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