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Save the Children distributes more than 2.300 packages to people without income

Press release

SARAJEVO, May 14 (FENA) - Save the Children with their partners have shared more than 2.300 packages of food, hygiene and baby products in recent weeks. Start Network with donations from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the IKEA Foundation enabled this purchase.

According to the statement, since the beginning of the declaration of the state of emergency due to coronavirus pandemic until today, thousands of people in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been left without any income.

“This situation especially affected families who were already living in poverty. With the closure of schools and various support services in local communities, some children were left without a single daily meal, and the restriction of movement left many children at risk of violence and exploitation,” the statement said.

They ensured the distribution of a total of 2.350 packages of food and hygiene products, as well as baby products in the areas of Banja Luka, Bihać, Bijeljina, Brčko, Mostar and Sarajevo.

This Friday, British Ambassador to BiH Matthew Field, Director of the Save the Children in North West Balkans Andrea Žeravčić and Director of the Cantonal Center for Social Work Samir Suljagić will join the distribution of last packages for the Sarajevo area and will talk directly with citizens how coronavirus epidemic has affected them and their families.