The French Embassy and the French Institute have presented 3,000 euros in grants to 14 Romanian NGOs “to recognise and support the efforts of the Romanian civil society who has succored vulnerable people in need during the COVID-19 lockdown and throughout the entire pandemic”, according to ZiuaNews.ro.
The funding granted to each entity – 3,000 euros to each – is designed to support a continued distribution of food or healthcare products, access to income rights of people without income and access to healthcare, and also to prevent school dropout.
“All over the world, the Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted inequalities and sometimes even deepened existing gaps, putting the most vulnerable at risk of poverty. In Romania, providing basic necessities has been difficult during the lockdown for many families that have lost their daily income. Homeless people, children living in poverty, isolated old people, daily workers have all had to rely on solidarity to survive. Female victims of violence, sometimes isolated in their homes with their attacker have also encountered considerable difficulties and their right to safety was not respected,” the French Institute says in a press statement.
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