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Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 9:00am

Belgrade, August 26, 2021 - Five fully equipped ambulances are on their way to Serbian healthcare institutions to help them respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to be prepared to better face future health crises. The five ambulances bring the total number of ambulances the United States has provided to Serbia to 11.  The donations are through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) “Together Against Covid” partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In June, U.S. Ambassador Anthony F. Godfrey handed over six ambulances to Serbian Minister of Health Zlatibor Lončar.

Valued at approximately $525,000, the ambulances comprise one part of the $1 million Together Against COVID partnership between USAID and UNDP to support health and social care facilities in Serbia. Thus far, the United States has provided Serbia with approximately $5 million in COVID assistance.

The new ambulances were dispatched for delivery to Primary Health Care Centers in Ljig, Merošina, Jagodina and Veliko Gradište, as well as the General Hospital in Loznica.

Launch of "Save Food, Save Humanity" Campaign
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 8:30am

BELGRADE, August 23, 2021 - In order to increase public awareness of the problem of food waste and insufficient food donations, and also to contribute to the improvement of practices that would encourage  increased food donations, the Coalition for Giving led by the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the campaign "Save Food, Save Humanity" on August 23.

United States Donated Six New Ambulances for Health Care Institutions in Serbia
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 4:30am

Belgrade, 14 June 2021 – The Ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia, Anthony Godfrey, presented today 6 new ambulances to the Serbian Minister of Health, Zlatibor Loncar. The vehicles are intended for health institutions throughout Serbia, to ensure that they can effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and be better prepared health crises in the future.

The United States and Slovakia Partner to Help Homeless People Suffering from Ongoing Pandemic
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 9:15am

BELGRADE - On May 28, 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic launched a project to support people who are homeless or living in inadequate housing in Belgrade, by providing water, sanitation and hygiene services, preventive services, health care and psycho-social services. The project is implemented by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).    

European Policy Centre  Presents First Report to Begin Tracking Progress in Judicial Reforms
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 8:00am

Belgrade – On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the European Policy Centre – CEP, with the support of the USAID, organized a conference "Presentation of the Baseline Monitoring Report on Judicial Reform in Serbia for 2020".

Humanitarian Cash Transfers for Families with Children as part of the COVID-19 Recovery Response
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:45am

Boljevac - April 19, 2021 - Darija Kisić Tepavčević, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Anthony Godfrey, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, Deyana Kostadinova, UNICEF Representative in Serbia, and Dragan Radovanović, President of the Red Cross of Serbia distributed debit cards, with a predetermined amount of funds, to families with children from Boljevac whose incomes were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Announces New USAID Development Cooperation Strategy with Serbia and adds $22 Million for this Year
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:15am

Belgrade - On April 12, 2021, the Ministry for European Integration and the United States Government officially extended their development partnership which has now stretched for 20 years. U.S. Ambassador Anthony F. Godfrey watched on as Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Acting Mission Director Shanley Pinchotti signed amendments to existing bilateral partnership agreements.  The United States additionally committed an additional $22 million for USAID, the part of the U.S.

Serbian Diaspora Donated 4.25 million US Dollars  for Social Causes in Serbia in 2020
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:00am

Belgrade, March 2, 2021 – During 2020, a total of $4.25 million USD were donated to Serbia by the Serbian diaspora. Almost 46 percent of those donations, or $1.95 million USD, were dedicated to COVID-19 related projects and initiatives, while 54 percent, or $2.3 million USD, were dedicated to other causes, mainly poverty relief and medical treatments.

U.S. Government Partners with Serbian Rotary Clubs to Fight COVID and Save Premature Babies
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 4:30am

FEBRUARY 24, 2021: The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded two grants to support the Rotary Clubs of Čačak and Pančevo in their efforts to better equip their hospitals to provide quality healthcare for their communities. The grants were announced yesterday by Shanley Pinchotti, USAID’s Director of the Office of Democratic and Economic Growth during a virtual celebration of World Rotary Day with Rotarians all around Serbia.

Corruption Remains One of the Biggest Challenges for Serbia
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 8:45am

Belgrade – Citizens of Serbia continue to perceive corruption as one of the top three problems in the country (12% of respondents in all three years), alongside low wages (15%) and unemployment (15%). More than half of the respondents (53%) recognize its negative impact on Serbian society, its influence in politics (50%) and business environment (34%), but citizens are uncertain of the concrete consequences corruption has on their personal and family life, since only every fifth (19%) can articulate that.

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