Throughout this past year, we have shown what the power of solidarity and unity means.
According to our research data, companies, citizens and non-profit organizations in the Western Balkans donated EUR 70,253,602 for the fight against the effects of COVID-19, in the period from March 16, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
Explore our infographics to learn more about how, to whom and for what we donated, and read about the latest stories on giving for the fight against COVID-19 in today’s weekly news overview of donations in the region.
Humanitarian action Sandžak for Bosnia
Several days ago, humanitarian action Sandžak for Bosnia was launched in Novi Pazar by an informal group of citizens for the purpose of providing assistance and mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Stands have already been installed on several locations in Novi Pazar, where funds are being collected for the purchase of medical equipment which, in cooperation with Dobro.ba organization, will be sent to Goražde, Sarajevo and other cities across BiH affected by the pandemic.
The organizers emphasize that, no matter how much money is raised, it is important to send a message and demonstrate the readiness of the local people to return the assistance Bosnia and Herzegovina sent last year to Novi Pazar and Sandžak, when they were in a similar situation.
Certain amount of funds has already been raised, so the first assistance in the form of medical equipment will soon be sent to Goražde.
Solidarity above all competition
Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation has opened the third cycle of the competition Solidarity above all, with the support of the Balkan Trust for Democracy and the United States Agency for International Development – USAID, with the total available fund of RSD 3,750,000.
The competition is intended for local citizen associations, informal activist groups and media, for the realization of projects that will help communities to express civic solidarity during the COVID-19 crisis in Serbia.
By realizing their projects, the beneficiaries will promote solidarity, encourage others to get actively involved in helping their community, and help the groups most affected by this crisis.
Free ride to vaccination appointments for pensioners
On April 15, NAXIS Taxi from Belgrade launched an interesting initiative. Namely, in the next month, all pensioners from Belgrade’s municipality of Rakovica going to their vaccination appointment will get a free ride to the location and back home.
Schedule your ride by calling 1984 and the driver will take to your vaccination appointment and back home.
Donation for Brezovik hospital
Brezovik hospital has received an ultrasound machine worth EUR 23,000.
The machine was donated by Endemont and Vesko Đurović from Sutomore as a gesture of appreciation for healthcare professionals who have shown care and sacrifice in treating them or members of their families in that hospital.
Elektroprivreda Crne Gore donated EUR 15,000 to Pljevlja hospital
Elektroprivreda Crne Gore has donated EUR 15,000 to Pljevlja General Hospital.
This donation is intended for the installation of the central oxygen supply system for the needs of the COVID hospital, which is vital for improving patient treatments.
Signing the donation agreement, Nikola Rovčanin, the CEO of EPCG, stressed that EPCG, as a national company, is expected to contribute to the community, particularly when citizens and the state face a specific situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mozzart donated fruit for Gradiška Hospital
Mozzart continues to provide support in the fight against the effects of COVID-19 through numerous initiatives. Several days ago, Mozzart Humanitarian Caravan parked in front Gradiška Hospital to deliver fruit and natural juice packages to healthcare professionals working in this institution.
Last year, Mozzart supported this hospital by donating funds for the purchase of medical monitors.
Pensioners’ Association from Prijedor received 10,000 masks
On April 7, the World Health Day, Dalibor Pavlović, the Mayor of Prijedor, visited the city’s Pensioners’ Association and donated 10,000 protective masks, intended for the most vulnerable members who have no means to buy them.
President of the Pensioners’ Association, Slobodan Brdar, stressed that pensioners are the most vulnerable category of society with regard to the pandemic, adding that the donation also means a lot in the moral sense because it shows that pensioners are recognized and respected in their local community.
If you want to support your communities in the fight against COVID-19, one of the ways to do so is by making an online donation to one of the campaigns at Donacije.rs.