Alleviate poverty by helping refugees return and reintegrate into society, teaching families how to start and expand small businesses, and promoting leadership, conflict resolution and job skills training among youth.
Thirteen years after the war and four years after its declaration of independence, Kosovo continues its struggle to emerge as a peaceful and prosperous independent state. Tensions between the majority Albanian and non-majority Serbian populations in Northern Kosovo demand the attention and resources of international organizations. Meanwhile, a continuing economic crisis contributes to 48 percent unemployment — one of the highest rates in the region.
- Economic opportunity: Providing training, loans and other financial services to small business owners
- Emergency response: Helping families still displaced from the Kosovo war resettle away from lead-contaminated camps
- Children & Youth: Engaging youth in civic projects, internships and activities that promote inter-ethnic cooperation
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Kosovo: Milk collection center opens in Kosovo October 13, 2004
In Kosovo, milk is building stronger communities.
Kosovo: A level playing field: Peace-building through sport May 28, 2004
Ongoing ethnic tensions often limit opportunities for interaction between Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb youths.
Kosovo: Mercy Corps initiative builds multi-ethnic peace in Kosovo May 28, 2004
Violent protests in Kosovo in mid-March highlighted the need for multi-ethnic collaboration to continue at the municipal and community level. Such cooperation is critical as that country’s citizens work to build connections between their villages and the government that serves them.
Kosovo: Ensuring the participation of women in Kosovo November 17, 2003
From November 2001 until May 2003, Mercy Corps Kosovo implemented the USAID-funded Healthy Community Initiatives (HCI).
Kosovo: Mercy Corps awarded $ 2.5 million for municipal infrastructure support initiative in Kosovo October 31, 2003
The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kosovo awarded a $2.5 million cooperative agreement to Mercy Corps for implementation of a new Municipal Infrastructure Support Initiative (MISI).
Kosovo: Mercy Corps program delivers clean water to Kosovo village May 30, 2003
For many years the residents of Temal, a small village in Kosovo, have dreaded walking to the town's wells to gather water, especially during the cold winter months. Now, many people in Temal will no longer need to make that trip.
Kosovo: Livestock distribution to RAE communities program April 28, 2003
The five municipalities selected as the target area for this project, have large populations of Roma Ashkalia and Egyptian (RAE) communities spread across twenty-two rural villages. The five municipalities include Peja/Pec, Istog/Istok, Suhareka/Suva Reka, Gjakova/ Dakovica and Decani/Deqan.
Kosovo: Milk collection centers program April 28, 2003
This program allows Mercy Corps to improve the livelihood of dairy farmers in the Dragas/ Dragash municipality through the establishment of Milk Collection Centres (MCCs).
Kosovo: Return and reintegration program April 28, 2003
Mercy Corps in Kosovo has implemented refugee return and reintegration programs funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) for four years.
Kosovo: UNHCR lead agency - Prishtina/ Pristina area of responsibility April 28, 2003
Mercy Corps Kosovo is the lead United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) agency for the Prishtina/Pristina area of responsibility. Its thirteen multi-ethnic team members work from an office based in Gracanica/Graqanica.