Besmir Yvejsi, Secretary Ishaat, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kosovo
Over 20 million people have contracted Covid-19 worldwide, while the number of deaths has exceeded 700,000. Kosovo, although small in population, has approached the number of 10,000 infected and about 300 deceased. Our people have a wise saying: “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
At present, Humanity First, with its volunteers, is doing excellent humanitarian and volunteer work helping people in need in over 70 countries around the world. In these difficult times, Humanity First is coming to the aid of Kosovo as well.
On 29 July 2020, at the premises of the Medical Center of Kosovo Security Force in Prishtina, a cooperation agreement was signed between Humanity First, the Municipal Assembly of Prishtina and Kosovo Security Force (KSF).
On behalf of the KSF, the agreement was signed by the General Director of the KSF Medical Center, Dr Shkëlzen Sylaj, while on behalf of the Municipality of Prishtina signed Mr Dren Kukaj, Directorate for Social Welfare. This agreement was intended to equip a disinfection tunnel for the needs of the KSF and to enable the disinfection of all military personnel, as well as eventual visitors. This disinfectant tunnel contains sensors that are activated at its entrance and stop when the person comes out from the tunnel.
The tunnel has a disinfection system with a capacity of one thousand litres and the beneficiaries will be about 6,500 to 7,000 people who visit these military barracks.
On 5 August 2020, in the area of the barracks “Adem Jashari” of Kosovo Security Force in Prishtina, the disinfection tunnel was inaugurated, donated by the Humanity First and Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kosovo. The inauguration was attended by senior KSF officials, officials from the Municipality of Prishtina and representatives from Humanity First and Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kosovo.
On behalf of the KSF, the director of the Medical Center, Dr Shkëlzen Sylaj thanked Humanity First for this donation. On behalf of the Municipality of Prishtina, Mr Premtim Fazliu, who is the Coordinator of Projects of the Social Welfare Directorate through his social network, said:
“At the beginning of the pandemic, the Municipality of Prishtina started distributing food and hygiene packages to families in need. In addition to many volunteers, the Kosovo Armed Forces came to our aid, without whom the distribution of packages would be difficult to achieve. Today, we, the Directorate of Social Welfare, through Humanity First handed over the disinfection tunnel for the staff of Kosovo Security Force in “Adem Jashari” barrack. So, such collaborations always result in success. Such solidarity, although even simpler is to wear masks, keep distance and maintain personal hygiene”.
Humanity First and Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kosovo with their motto “Love for all, hatred for none”, thanked for the Ministry of Defense (Republic of Kosovo), Kosovo Security Force and the Directorate for Social Welfare who gave them the opportunity to help in this time of need.