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28 September 2020 - News

Save the Children helps groups most vulnerable to COVID-19

As the battle with COVID-19 continues, Save the Children's office in Kosovo comes to the aid of the beneficiaries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Save the Children today started with the distribution of educational and hygiene packages; as well as tablets throughout Kosovo with the aim of providing support to children from the groups most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeing the needs on the ground, Save the Children has provided 250 electronic tablets for children with disabilities and children from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities to raise the access of all children to the educational process while keeping them safe from the pandemic. In addition, internet access will be provided for three months for 68 families as well as support for 212 children with disabilities through the distribution of educational and hygiene packages for 200 families from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo.

The director of the local office of Save the Children in Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Kryeziu said "We are very happy that we as Save the Children are supporting the children and their families who have been most affected by the pandemic and through these packages, we are helping them to continue learning, at school or at a distance. The existing situation prevents children from having access to health care and healthy nutrition, affects children from acquiring new knowledge, and affects further impoverishment as well as their exposure to violence. We remain committed to helping all children in different ways so that they can more easily overcome this situation created as a result of the pandemic".

Save the Children is an international organization founded more than 100 years ago and works in Kosovo and around the world with the aim of ensuring that every child has the right to survival, education and equal participation in society.