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Last updated: June 08, 2020

June 8, 2020

United States Secretary of State Pompeo announced a new State Department and USAID assistance package to combat COVID-19 globally.  This new assistance package supports Kosovo’s pandemic response with an additional $500,000.  To date, the American people have committed nearly $1.6 million to help Kosovo fight COVID-19.

June 5, 2020

A discussion between women members of parliament (MPs) from Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Albania inspires a Kosovo MP to take action.  On April 27, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a USAID partner, organized a virtual meeting of women MPs to discuss the pandemic and its impact on women and other vulnerable groups.  Kosovo MP Valdete Idrizi joined women MPs from the three countries in sharing views on the various approaches and measures introduced in their individual countries.

June 5, 2020

With the launch of the Kosovo Judicial Council’s Performance Dashboard, a more open and transparent court system in Kosovo is brought to life.  The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Philip S. Kosnett launched the Performance Dashboard virtually with an online address on May 15, 2020.  Developed by USAID in cooperation with the Kosovo Judicial Council, the Performance Dashboard provides public access to court and individual judge performance data, allowing citizens to monitor the work of the justice system without leaving their homes.  

May 21, 2020

 

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Philip S. Kosnett, joined by acting Minister of Health Arben Vitia, officially launched the partnership between USAID and UNICEF Kosovo on April 23.  This partnership aims to help the families and institutions that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic through the provision of necessary basic hygiene kits, including detergents, soap, wipes, etc. 

May 21, 2020

Volunteers and entrepreneurs are joining forces throughout Kosovo to fight COVID-19.  As citizen initiatives are complementing the actions of the government, local businesses and organizations are extending their cooperation across ethnic lines.  When a local non-profit in the Serb-majority municipality of Gracanica ran out of filament during the production of face shields, a Kosovo Albanian-run company Formon was the first to step in with a donation. 

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