At Thursday's government cabinet session, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced that Croatia would be providing one-million euros in humanitarian aid to Albania for reconstruction efforts in the wake of a devastating earthquake that struck in late November last year.
The aid to Albania will be provided by the government within the scope of the International Donors Conference on February 17th in Brussels. The EU, its Member States, the Western Balkan partners, and representatives from other countries, as well as from various international organisations, including the UN and the World Bank, are due to participate.
On November 26th, 2019, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Albania causing widespread destruction and 51 fatalities
Also, Venezuela is set to receive one-hundred-thousand American dollars in aid from Croatia to help deal with an ongoing humanitarian crisis.
The crisis in Venezuela is one of the most critical humanitarian crises in the world at the moment, said State-Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Zdravka Bušić. More than four million people have left the country since 2015 in the wake of economic and political instability.
An estimated one-million people have left the country since the end of last year alone while ninety percent of the population is living in poverty.
Meanwhile, police in Bosnia and Herzegovina will get five thermovision cameras and nearly two-hundred sets of gear to help stem illegal migration and prevent cross-border crime between the two countries.