Besmir Yvejsi, Secretary Ishaat, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kosovo
The world has surpassed the number of 10 million infected people with the Covid-19 virus and nearly half a million people have died due to it. All this will be remembered by the generations to come as a wound that took the lives of many. Those at risk of infection are those who are most exposed; doctors, nurses, police officers and customs officials. The latter are especially worthy of mention because in addition to protecting the borders of the states, they also take care of the safe entry and exit of persons potentially infected.
Humanity First Germany, together with Jamaat Kosovo has come to help these people by responding to their request.
On 24 June 2020, they donated protective equipment to the office of Kosovo Customs in the capital of Kosovo, Prishtina. This donation was donated aft er a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Municipality of Prishtina, Kosovo Customs Union and Humanity First for the purpose of providing medical-hygienic protective materials to prevent infection with Covid-19.
These protective materials dedicated to Kosovo customs officials include 395 bottles with 96% alcohol (about 40 litres), 350 hand sanitiser bottles (87.5 litres) and 20 bottles of floor disinfectant (100 litres).
During the delivery of the materials, the representative of Humanity First, project coordinator of the Directorate for Social Welfare of the Municipality of Prishtina Mr Premtim N Fazliu, President of the Kosovo Customs Union Mr Ali Vitija and Vice President of the Union Mr Kujtim Krasniqi were present.
The President of the Union, Mr Ali Vitija, among other things, said:
“I would like to thank Humanity First for this valuable donation and I hope that in the future, we will deepen our cooperation in other matters.”
The vice president, Mr Kujtim Krasniqi said:
“In cooperation with the Municipality of Prishtina, we have reached a cooperation agreement with Humanity First and as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have managed to provide donations in the amount of 100 litres of disinfectant …, 350 disinfectant bottles for hands and 395 disinfectant bottles with 96% alcohol base.
“As a result of the pandemic, Kosovo Customs, like other institutions, has been affected by this virus and as a result of this pandemic, we have lost a colleague, we have three infected at the moment and five in self-isolation. We hope that this situation will not be repeated and that measures will be taken as soon as possible so that the decisions of the Ministry of Health and the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health will be respected. I believe that together, we will succeed.
“I once again thank Humanity First which has found the time and found the means to share them with Kosovo Customs in order to prevent this deadly disease for the whole globe. Hopefully, this will make it easier for officers at the front lines at border crossings and customs terminals, when we know that customs officials are at high risk of contracting Covid-19 at any moment. We thank once again Humanity First and the Municipality of Prishtina for this donation.”
This successful project was accompanied by some media coverage. Ten newspapers and pages on social networks have published articles about this donation. Around a million people followed this donation, alhamdolillah.