Humanitarian Organization Merhamet distributed Clothes and Food to Migrants

The president of the humanitarian organization Merhamet MDD Kenan Vrbanjac and the directors of Merhamet’s regional committees in BiH visited the migrants in the Lipa camp near Bihac and distributed food and clothing on the occasion of the 108th anniversary of Merhamet. Migrants were given breakfast, fruit, underwear, undershirts and socks. According to Vrbanjc, Merhamet, in coordination with the Red Cross of Una-Sana Canton, regularly helps migrants in the Lipa camp.

“With today’s action and visit to the Lipa camp, we wanted to mark the 108th anniversary of the founding of the Muslim charity Merhamet. All of Merhamet’s regional and basic committees throughout BiH are marking this important anniversary with appropriate actions during February, “Vrbanjac said.

President of Merhamet emphasized that this humanitarian organization, after the latest escalation of the migrant crisis in BiH, ie in Bihac, has so far provided assistance for migrants in the Lipa camp in the value of more than 100,000 BAM. Merhamet distributed aid to the migrants, which consisted of meals, bottled water, juices, tea, dates, then blankets, underwear, undershirts, socks, raincoats and hygiene products. Vrbanjac pointed out that Merhamet has been involved in helping this population since the beginning of the migrant crisis in BiH.

“By preparing meals, distributing clothes, shoes, blankets and hygiene items, Merhamet helped migrants in Una-Sana Canton, Tuzla, Sarajevo and Mostar. Before that, while the migrant wave had not yet hit our country, we were helping migrants in Serbia, even in Croatia. Also, for six years in a row, Merhamet has been helping migrants and Syrian refugees on the Turkish-Syrian border, for which he has so far delivered about 700,000 kilograms of meat. The value of that assistance amounted to more than 7 million KM “, Vrbanjac pointed out.

He added that Merhamet, according to its capabilities, will continue to help migrants. He reminded that Merhamet feeds 8,000 socially endangered citizens in its 30 kitchens and their checkpoints every day, and that taking care of migrants is an additional expense for this humanitarian organization. However, as he concluded, Merhamet will not give up on helping the needy who have currently found refuge in Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHRT writes.

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