US Donates 330,000 Dollars to Red Cross for Dealing with COVID-19

The United States provided a donation to Macedonia of additional 330,000 dollars via the US Agency for International Development (USAID). This donation, handed to the Red Cross, adds to 1.1 million dollars the US donated to Macedonia for dealing with COVID-19 crisis. Families of social risks will now get 4,200 food kits, 4,200 hygiene kits, 3,000 disinfection kits, and 1,000 baby kits over the next three months. “On behalf of the United States, I am honoured that we can partner with the Red Cross to provide robust assistance to vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19. These efforts of the Red Cross represent ‘solidarity at its best,’ as President Pendarovski said recently. I am heartened that the United States can stand in solidarity with the Red Cross and others as they collectively respond to COVID-19,” said US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Marie Byrnes. Red Cross Secretary General Sait Saiti welcomed this partnership with USAID saying that the donation will help families experiencing difficulties in acquiring essential products for protection against the virus.