10. 06. 2022.
German Humanitarian Organization Help will provide assistance to vulnerable Ukrainian refugees in Montenegro, mainly located in Podgorica, Herceg Novi, Tivat, Bar and Budva. Assistance will be provided in food, clothes, medicines, materials for workshops, psycho-social support, summer camps for children and excursions for elderly refugees who have no other chances of leaving their immediate place of refuge.
These relief measures are funded by „Aktion Deutschland Hilft”, a federation of German aid organizations acting concert to provide quick and effective help in response to major disasters and emergencies abroad.
Help will cooperate in this project with the Ukrainian relief organization „Dobor djelo“ (Good deed) that disposes of a network of five Ukrainian volunteer centers that were established with the assistance of the Ukrainian embassy. Presently some 6,000 to 7,000 refugees are staying in Montenegro. While many of the Ukraininan refugees have the means to take care of their needs, there are others who are in dire need of assistance: accomodation, food, education for children, language courses and jobs.
Help’s budget for this relief projects amounts to Euro 86,182.
Help and the Good Deed Network today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the distribution of aid.
Among the refugees are more than 1, 000 children. They are mostly in Budva, more than 600 and about 300 in Bar. In the past few months, six babies were born, and another 15 women are expected to give birth. The largest number of refugees are women, mostly as single parents.
Since 1999, Help has been providing aid in Montenegro, as well as all other countries in which it operates, for the most vulnerable categories, especially refugees and displaced persons, minorities, women and children in accordance with its mission “to enable people to take control of their lives and live in dignity, peace and safety.”