In the 47th week of implementation of the project "Humanitarian support COVID-19", the ADRA team reached 1,270 people, of which 445 are single elderly people with acute livelihood needs; 410 are children from disadvantaged backgrounds, but who have exceptional school results; 343 are adults fighting for decent living conditions; 37 are entrepreneurs; 30 are immigrants and 5 are victims of domestic violence.
Therefore, in the week of January 24 – 30, 2021 alone,the ADRA project "Humanitarian Support COVID-19" implemented the specialized services adapted to the specific needs generated or accentuated by the context of COVID-19 for 1,270 people, as follows: 1,180 people received basic food for a decent living and to be able to get through these days of crisis more easily, of which 76 received a hot meal at home, every day; 37 entrepreneurs were monitored in the course of their economic activity; 36 people received food and hygiene products, medicines, or protective equipment; 9 people benefited from social assistance and psychological counseling for the crisis; 8 people received help through shelter provided.
“Together, along with the "Humanitarian support COVID-19" project, we’ve reached the 47th week of implementation,” said Bogdan Stănică, Project Manager for ADRA Romania. “Forty-seven weeks have changed perspectives, procedures, and also how humanity interacts. Forty-seven weeks of support, intervention, strategy, and the fight against an invisible enemy that is [stubbornly trying] to be part of everyday life. The advent of the vaccine has brought more breath and hope for better, although the doses are currently insufficient,” admitted Stanica.
The humanitarian help offered by ADRA Romania consists 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 by following the security and safety policies and rules imposed by current laws of the World Health Organization (WHO), Strategic Communication Group, Health Ministry, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU), in partnership with local authorities and accredited institutions. Some specialized services have been outsourced.
Within the project “Humanitarian support COVID-19”, specially created for the current situation, ADRA Romania aims to reduce the risks generated by the COVID-19 virus among the population. This objective is achieved by promoting prevention measures and socio-economic adaptability, and by ensuring the fulfilment of needed commodities to maintain safety.
Since 1990, ADRA Romania has been involved in special projects to provide care for the beneficiaries in the whole country. Leading its project under the motto “Justice. Compassion. Love.”, through which better value and human dignity are promoted for the future, ADRA Romania brings joy and hope to elderly beneficiaries. As the provider of accredited social services, ADRA Romania is a part of the ADRA International network, the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA International is one of the most wide-spread non-governmental organizations in the world, being active in more than 130 countries and leading under the philosophy that caring combines compassion with the practical spirit, addressing people in need, without them being of a particular race, ethnicity, political orientation, or religion, just to provide a human-centered service so that the world can coexist as planned.
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