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Q&A: Humanitarian activities in Belarus

Overview of humanitarian activities in 2019

Overview of humanitarian activities in 2019

In 2019 Belarus maintained positive dynamics of humanitarian cooperation with foreign countries.

As part of this cooperation, the Republic of Belarus received $83.18 million in foreign grants for various joint humanitarian projects, including $54.65 million in cash, and $28.53 million in the form of goods. The increase was 21% over 2018.

In 2019 foreign donations were spent on:

  • healthcare, social support for low-income citizens, disabled, pensioners, children, refugees - $30.48 million;
  • projects in environmental protection and energy conservation, construction, repair (reconstruction) of social facilities, strengthening physical infrastructure of government institutions - $30.46 million;
  • physical culture and sports - $12.44 million;
  • improvement of physical infrastructure of commercial, public and religious organizations - $9.8 million.

In 2019, Belarus cooperated with 60 countries in humanitarian affairs.

Major donor-countries over the period under review: USA - $23.47 million, Switzerland - $12.37 million, Russia - $10.69 million, Germany - $10.24 million, China - $8.94 million.

In 2019, an estimated 12,270 children went on recuperative holidays to 12 countries thanks to foreign grant assistance.

The majority of Belarusian children were welcomed by the following countries: Italy – 7,400 children, Germany – 2,070 children,  Spain – 770 children. 

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