The HELP and Roma Youth – “Follow us – Phiren Amenca” – organisations, with the financial support from the European Union, will provide urgent assistance to one of the most vulnerable categories in Montenegro, the Roma and Egyptian communities (RE). The decision to donate emergency aid was made in accordance with the mission of assisting and expressing solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the action, a total of 600 emergency aid packages will be distributed to around 400 RE families in Niksic, Berane, Bijelo Polje, and Herceg Novi. Families with more than six members will each receive two packages containing flour, oil, sugar, pasta, rice and soap.

The total value of these 600 packages is about €12,400 and will be distributed in the RE settlements of Gracanica in Niksic, Riverside and Talum in Berane, Strojtanica, Rakonje and Zeljeznik in Bijelo Polje, and Drenovik in Herceg-Novi.

In accordance with the measures introduced by the government in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and given that the measures imply restrictions on movement and a specific regime for consumer supplies, the distribution will be carried out in cooperation with the local crisis staffs in these municipalities.