Humanity First Germany distributes food packages to flood-affected families in Skenderaj, Kosovo

Besmir Yvejsi, Kosovo Correspondent

Kosovo, in the last ten days of January 2023, was hit by torrential rain and as a result, there were large floods in several cities, such as Podujeva, Peja, Gjakova, Istog, Deçan, Mitrovica and Skenderaj. Fortunately, no casualties were recorded, but there was extensive damage to agricultural land, households, and material goods and the starvation of domestic animals. Humanity First Germany responded to the request of the two municipalities most affected by the floods: South Mitrovica and Skenderaj.

On 11 and 12 February 2023, food and hygiene packages were distributed to 100 families in two neighbourhoods of South Mitrovica that were affected by the floods.

On 22 February 2023, after the Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Mayor of the Municipality of Skenderaj, Mr Fadil Nura, where the Director of the Directorate for Social Welfare, Mrs Rrezarta Hasani – Ibrahimi was also present, Humanity First Germany officially started the distribution of another 100 packages with 18 basic food products such as flour, sugar, oil, salt, pasta, rice, milk and beans. The distribution continued for two full days.

On the first day, with the support of the Directorate for Social Welfare and the officials of the Centre for Social Work of this municipality, who had compiled a list of 100 needy families, we started distributing 50 food packages door-to-door in the villages of Tushila, Kuqica, Vajnika, Buroja, Rezalla, Lubavec, Kozhica, Kopiliq I Poshtem (Upper Kopiliq) and Açareva.

The distribution of another 50 packages continued the next day, on 23 February 2023, where 50 families from the villages such as Prekaz I Eperm (Upper Prekaz), Kllodenica, Mikushnica, Qubrel, Klina e Eperme (Upper Klina), Llausha and from the city of Skenderaj benefited from a food package that will cover the food requirements of an average family for over a month.

Alhamdulillah, the humanitarian activity was successfully completed thanks to the institutional cooperation of the Municipality of Skenderaj, the Directorate for Social Welfare, the officials and volunteers of the Centre for Social Work and the volunteers of Humanity First.

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