Twenty tons of humanitarian aid were sent today from Sarajevo to Ukraine, after a month of collection organized by the Institute for Community Development PROI.
Uliana Bakh from the Institute stated that the aid includes food and especially baby food, as well as hygiene products, but that most of it consists of medicines and medical material for which the greatest need is expressed.
She added that in the process of collecting aid, they mostly cooperated with companies from all over the country, and they also had a very good response from health centers and pharmacies.
She reminded that BiH has not yet resolved the issue of refugees from Ukraine who enter the country with tourist visas, which means that they can only stay for 30 days.
Bakh asked the BiH Council of Ministers to introduce a temporary status for Ukrainian refugees, following the example of the EU and the countries of the region, which would enable them to stay for up to a year, health insurance and employment opportunities.
She explained that most of them are women with children who are placed with friends or relatives and who do not need large social benefits, but only want to exercise their basic rights.