April 24, 2020 | ADRA Romania.

The COVID-19 virus does not only bring physical suffering. The problems that this virus created are not only medical. Collateral victims are multiplying every day. Especially among the disadvantaged categories, the rate of unemployment has increased, which implies an increased risk of poverty and the inability to cover primary needs.

ADRA Romania continues the fight against COVID-19 virus with its weapons within the “COVID-19 Humanitarian Support” project. In the 6th week of implementing our concrete actions to support the population affected by COVID-19, ADRA Romania supported 3,558 beneficiaries. 1,450 of them are part of a new project with external financing. Focusing on the categories of people at risk, ADRA team managed to reach 1,564 adults and 1,126 children coming from families with extremely low or non-existent income, 797 elderly people, 59 entrepreneurs, 6 victims of domestic violence and 6 refugees.

Thus, in the second week of April 2020 (12-18), ADRA Romania through the project "COVID-19 Humanitarian Support" has provided assistance to 3,558 people according to the current needs generated by the emergence of COVID-19 virus, as it follows:

• 2,066 people that were at high risk of poverty received basic food and hygiene products or medicines needed to prevent COVID-19 infection;

• 1,418 people with low-income living at the subsistence limit received basic food packages. 75 of them received a hot meal and 65 received general medical and prevention services, as well as social and psychological counseling services for the crisis situations they are facing right now;

• 59 entrepreneurs were monitored and assisted in adapting their economic activities to overcome current economic obstacles;

• 9 people benefited from social assistance and psychological counseling services;

• 6 people benefited from the renovation of the house.

The humanitarian help offered by ADRA Romania is consisting of information, awareness, counseling and distribution of food and hygiene products. The services and products were provided by the qualified personnel of the ADRA team who acted in accordance with the security and safety policies and rules imposed by current laws of the World Health Organization (WHO), Strategic Communication Group, Ministry of Health, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU), in partnership with local authorities and accredited institutions. Some specialized services have been outsourced.

Within the project “COVID-19 Humanitarian Support”, specially created for the current situation, ADRA Romania aims to reduce the risks generated by COVID-19 among the population. The objective is achieved by promoting prevention measures and socio-economic adaptability and by ensuring the need for commodities in order to to maintain safety.

"In the heart Romania, in a picturesque landscape, I metfamilies whose children are learning to think and dream every day, even when they are in poverty. Now, when there is a period of isolation, when the shelves of the stores can be emptied, “COVID-19 Humanitarian Support” project developed by ADRA Romania comes close to disadvantaged families with product and hygiene packages. I am happy to give some sort of help for these unhappy children, offering them, at least for a period of time, their daily bread. I amprivileged to have with me some volunteers equipped by ADRA, with whom we can bring some smiles on these little ones’ faces", says Adina Nițu, ADRA Project Manager/ Coordinator in Southern Transylvania.

"The crisis caused by the new COVID-19 virus has also mercilessly affected the families of refugees who, fleeing due to military conflicts, have found refuge in our country. The places where they could still find jobs are now closed. In the meantime, they still have to pay rents, they still need to feed their children. Through the ADRA project "COVID-19 Humanitarian Support" we were able to bring joy to some refugees’ families in difficult situations by offering them food, medicine and counseling. May God bless every donor who sacrifices in many ways for these disadvantaged social categories as well” said Mihai Brașov, Assistant Volunteer Manager/ Project Coordinator „Hope for Immigrants” ADRA Romania.

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