19. 08. 2022
On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, the most vulnerable citizens of Rožaje, Budva and Podgorica will receive a total of 200 packages of food. This support has been provided by the German Organization Help, with the support of the network of German humanitarian organizations for rapid action in disasters – Aktion Deutschland Hilft and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of the Government of Montenegro.
On this occasion, the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Admir Adrović pointed out that despite all efforts to eradicate it, poverty still remains a problem within Montenegrin society.
“Very aware of the fact that there are no mechanisms that can suppress poverty by 100%, we must, as a responsible society, work more intensively on reducing and tackling the consequences of poverty, and thus increasing the standard of living. It is therefore necessary for all of us together to put additional efforts to systematically address the problem of poverty, “Minister Adrović emphasized.
He added that today’s action, which was performed in partnership with Help, is another in a series of indicators that show that humanity and solidarity are the basic principles on which social justice is based, and that no individual or family, should be left behind.
Klaus Mock, Regional Coordinator of Help, has noted out that this is another opportunity to show that local institutions with international support can do a lot on providing assistance for the most vulnerable categories of the population.
“I am very glad that we are continuing our longstanding cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in combatting poverty and alleviating the situation of so many socially disadvantaged families in the country. The international day for humanity is yet another occasion to show that local institutions and their commitment together with international support can provide much needed assistance to those in need”, he said.
An overall of 100 packages will be distributed through the Red Cross for the most vulnerable social cases in Rožaje. 70 packages have already been distributed in Budva in the Roma settlement of Palestine, and 30 packages for the most vulnerable social cases in Podgorica are being distributed by Help’s activists.
The total value of this support is 7,412 Euro.