Ensuring children have access to continued learning from domestic violence shelters has been a key challenge during the COVID-19 lockdown – with UNMIK and UN Women ramping up support in response to the 30 per cent spike in domestic violence cases.
As Kosovo, along with the rest of the world, faces what may become one of toughest periods in living memory, UNMIK has ensured food and hygiene packages reach all municipalities as part of its broader COVID-19 response.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, has expressed concern over the growing number of reported incidents directed against non-majority communities during recent weeks, including arson and intimidating graffiti.
COVID 19 is a test of societies, of governments, of communities and of individuals. Now is the time for solidarity and cooperation to tackle the virus, and to mitigate the effects, often unintended, of measures designed to halt the spread of the virus.
24 April 2020, Pristina - Strong leadership and political unity are needed in Kosovo now more than ever as the battle is waged against the “enormous challenge” posed by COVID-19, the Head of UNMIK said during his Security Council address.