January has brought heavy rains to Kosovo, resulting in flooding across major cities – some have reached a state of emergency. Nearly 700 homes have been destroyed and there’s been a major shortage of clean drinking water. Islamic Relief is on the ground working with local partners to distribute emergency aid including food, hygiene kits, and clothing. Once immediate needs are met, we plan to focus on long-term development including home reconstruction.
Political instability and extreme poverty have greatly affected the people of Kosovo. Almost one-quarter of the population lives below the poverty line and unemployment among the youth and women has risen greatly. With your support, we can help bring hope to the people of Kosovo.
Our main focus in the country is long-term development assistance to help pull vulnerable communities out of the cycle of poverty.
A few of our interventions include:
Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts in Kosovo, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.