Aid distributed for the most vulnerable groups
Within the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway, Group 484 enabled colleagues from the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation to help reach 50,000 most vulnerable citizens throughout Serbia. The value of the aid is 200,000 euro.
Serbian citizens from vulnerable categories are especially affected by the coronavirus crisis and need additional care and support. The project “Support to the Most Vulnerable Citizens in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak in Serbia” provided packages with basic food and hygiene supplies, which were distributed to single-parent families, users of soup kitchens, multimember families, residents of unhygienic settlements, families caring for children or adults with disabilities, as well as to individuals living and working on the streets.
The packages have so far been distributed in Sombor, Leskovac, Belgrade, Subotica, Čačak, Niš, and Prokuplje. The Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation has distributed the aid with 57 local partners – local institutions, the Red Cross, citizens’ associations, and volunteers, many of whom are long-standing associates of the Foundation.
The goal of this project is to help families living on the edge of poverty or below the poverty line, and in aggravating circumstances of everyday life, such as caring for a sick family member, unemployment, or losing a job. The growing fear, depression, and uncertainty, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, make life even more difficult for these families.